Earlier this year my client, HSBC Private Bank, approached me with an amazing opportunity to create an unlimited number of portraits during an event in the first week of December in Miami, FL, called Design Miami 2008.  Miami is bursting with a colorful  characters from around the world during this time because this event coincides with Art Basel Miami.

Armed with ProFoto Lighting, a Hasselblad H1 & P25 PhaseONE digital back my team and I began pre-lighting the day before the opening.  The portraits ranged from the very well known to the passerby, but all of them will be compiled into a coffee table book to honor the 2008 Designers of the Year, the Campana Brothers from Brazil.
It was a great experience and the images the Hasselblad H1 captured were amazing.  I am most impressed with the Phase One software’s ability to rescue the detail in the highlight areas of each frame.  Thanks to everyone at HSBC, the Campana Brothers, and Design Miami for all your help and support with this project.

It was a great day when I photographed Joshua Henry of hit Broadway musical The Heights for Miami Magazine in Times Square on a beautiful Saturday morning in November. We used a Canon 1Ds Mark II and 2 ProFoto 7B packs cranked to nearly full power and a beauty dish for a soft fill to illuminate ?. The sun was slowly sneaking out behind the skyscrapers to the south and we quickly worked to capture the pic before the exposure I was hunting was lost.

This was the 3rd situation we shot that morning and he brought an amazing amount of energy to each situation. I’ll be sure to publish the final images once the magazines gets their turn first.