A ceramicist glazes tiles in his studio at the Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ. 03.21.12
Outtake from an assignment shot for the Hoboken Digest.
Sidenote: The Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ is wonderful facility that houses an array of artists, musicians, and businesses of all types. This assignment gave me unprecedented access into the daily lives of working artists in their studios. I photographed about 10-12 different artists that day and enjoyed my time with every one of them.

A ceramicist glazes tiles in his studio at the Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ. 03.21.12

Outtake from an assignment shot for the Hoboken Digest.

Sidenote: The Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ is wonderful facility that houses an array of artists, musicians, and businesses of all types. This assignment gave me unprecedented access into the daily lives of working artists in their studios. I photographed about 10-12 different artists that day and enjoyed my time with every one of them.

Day Boat Scallops, White Bean & Sage Puree, Bean Broth. In the mason jar (!) is a sampling of NJ’s own: River Horse. I believe it’s their Summer Blonde.
Park & Sixth in Jersey City, NJ. Shot for Jersey City Digest. 02.16.12
Sidenote: This dish is part of their “Small Plates Menu”. The owner/chef is one a hell of a guy and a remarkable talent. The flavors and textures he created are out of this world. Every item I’ve ever eaten from him is a 10+/10.

Day Boat Scallops, White Bean & Sage Puree, Bean Broth. In the mason jar (!) is a sampling of NJ’s own: River Horse. I believe it’s their Summer Blonde.

Park & Sixth in Jersey City, NJ. Shot for Jersey City Digest. 02.16.12

Sidenote: This dish is part of their “Small Plates Menu”. The owner/chef is one a hell of a guy and a remarkable talent. The flavors and textures he created are out of this world. Every item I’ve ever eaten from him is a 10+/10.

This past Sunday, I photographed Ice-T at his home in New Jersey. While in his home, I saw this portrait that reminded me of Kehinde Wiley's work I had seen in the Brooklyn Museum years ago… 2007 maybe? Ever since then, I have been a big fan of Kehinde's work and really admired his nod to the classical master painters.
I thought this would be a great way to connect with Ice, but Kehinde’s name escaped me. It was a total brain fart. I didn’t want to embarrass myself and get Kehinde’s name wrong or, worse, have Ice-T stare at me blankly having no idea what I was talking about.
Long story short: my suspicions were correct. I came home and looked it up. Turns out Kehinde Wiley DID paint a portrait of Ice-T (in 2005 in the style of this). I wish my memory served me better that day.
Oh, and the photos I took of Ice-T and Coco will appear in the July/August issue of Hoboken Digest.

This past Sunday, I photographed Ice-T at his home in New Jersey. While in his home, I saw this portrait that reminded me of Kehinde Wiley's work I had seen in the Brooklyn Museum years ago… 2007 maybe? Ever since then, I have been a big fan of Kehinde's work and really admired his nod to the classical master painters.

I thought this would be a great way to connect with Ice, but Kehinde’s name escaped me. It was a total brain fart. I didn’t want to embarrass myself and get Kehinde’s name wrong or, worse, have Ice-T stare at me blankly having no idea what I was talking about.

Long story short: my suspicions were correct. I came home and looked it up. Turns out Kehinde Wiley DID paint a portrait of Ice-T (in 2005 in the style of this). I wish my memory served me better that day.

Oh, and the photos I took of Ice-T and Coco will appear in the July/August issue of Hoboken Digest.