R to L: Jamal, Eric, Carrie, Michelle, Erin, Hillary, Blythe, Jen. photo by JJ
Recently my new book cover photo for the incredible NY Times Best Selling Author, Kelley Armstrong’s “The Gathering” hit shelves.
I was very excited when HarperCollins Publishers called me up for the new trilogy by Kelley. She is an incredible talent and from what I hear a sensational person. The people I’ve rec’d her books to, have become huge fans of hers after the first chapter. HC is one of my favorite clients, they love to create visually stunning work that captivates its audience, and they are just really great people to work for. The lead character’s name is Maya and HC made sure we stayed as true as we could to the characters Native American heritage when casting our model Michelle.
Michelle is gorgeous and a total sweetheart! We had a great time on set with a killer crew.
The Art Director is none other than Hillary Zarycky, graphic designer is super star Erin Fitzsimmons. Hair by the incredible Jamal Hodges. Makeup by the sweet Jennifer Nam. Styling by the amazing Blythe Cain (who was creating new jewelery for the client on set) My assts are Eric and JJ.
The 2nd book cover has already showed up on-line, called “The Calling.” It hits shelves in 2012.
I’m very honored to be chosen to photograph another trilogy for Kelley and HarperCollins. Can’t wait for the next 2 books to come out! Congrats Kelley and HarperCollins on another smash hit!
As the snow melted all over the metro area, I had the pleasure of being asked by Editor Ted Barnes to shoot the new cover and feature story for AP Magazine and Hot Topic Clothing Stores. My cover for this months issue is the band Bayside.
They are a great group of guys to work with, they were punctial (a rarity in rock), professional, funny & were down for anything I threw at them which made the day amazing.
Bayside has a new much anticipated new album out called Killing Time, and fans are going wild. I wish these guys the best, the deserve nothing less.
Get the Limitied Edition Mini Mag at Hot Topics everywhere, and give a big hug to AP Mag who has included a CD, wrist band and poster with the mag. You can also see one of my Bayside photos in the normal edition of the current AP Magazine on newstands now.
Bayside is with Wind-up Records and their manager Catie is a total doll! Watch their little video below.
Behind the scenes shot by my first assistant Eric B.
A few months ago I had the pleasure to shoot Me First and The Gimme Gimmes for Fat Wreck Chords . We met on a chilly afternoon in Williamsburg Brooklyn to shoot a few EP covers and a press kit. I met Vanessa (Mutiny) & Fat Mike a year ago when I shot his other band NOFX for Alternative Press Magazine. We had a great time on the first shoot and I was excited they chose me for this project.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are amazing. I love when intelligence is mixed with punk sarcasm. It’s a pleasure to work with them as always. The first EP cover released is Go Down Under, its awesome and out now. Look forward to my next few EP covers to come out soon. Behind the Scenes photos by: Eric B.
mike, zoe, marc, casey, mike, carrie, eric, cristine, cheryl, jonny photo by: ross
A few months ago I had the pleasure to shoot for the incredible Gaiam. I have loved Gaiam workout dvd’s since I can remember (esp power yoga with Rodney Yee) and I was super excited for the opportunity and the privilege to work for them. I had worked with Mike “the Situation” when I shot the Jersey Shore boys (minus Pauly D) for a cover for the incredible Village Voice in July (check the behind the scenes here), so I was ready to embark on adventure #2 with the Jersey Shore star.
This time we had Mike’s bff Jonny “The Unit” (who is also in his workout video – a teddybear with muscles), and Mike’s super sweet & charasmatic brother Marc “The Man” & his powerhouse of a manager Mike on set. I honestly can’t say enough nice things about this crew – they are workhorses who are loyal and supportive of each other, it’s really wonderful to be around such a great group of guys. The MPS crew/ Sorrentino clan once again was professional, fun, and enjoyable to work with. There is a reason they have skyrocketed in their success…they deserve it – they treat the people around them like kings and queens.
a pushup contest with me and the sitch
We had fabulous art direction from Cristine Hammer (a visual mastermind) and Sue Haney from Gaiam (an incredible woman who over saw the entire shoot and was a pleasure to work with). Cheryl Janowski /stylist, Zoe Gensel/groomer, Eric B/ 1st asst, Ross P/ 2nd asst, kwc/prod, and me myself and I.
Wishin’ Gaiam, The Stich, The Man, The Unit and MPS another successful year in ’11.
After going to the Bauhaus exhibit some months back at the MOMA, I was even more inspired to go back to basics..light, line and shape. I walked into Mood, and got excited by spools of thread and snaps…finals below.
Marina from Fenton Moon Agency.
Hair and Makeup: Roshar
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Mike, me, Vinny, Ronnie
I had the pleasure of shooting three of the guys from MTV’s #1 show, The Jersey Shore last week. The images are being featured on the cover of today’s new issue of The Village Voice; Art director, the one and only John Dixon.
On our 4-5 hour tour we had Ronnie Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino. The boys were total pros on set; light-hearted, hysterical, and total gentlemen. We all had a lot of fun! John decided to go simple, bright, and shoot them being themselves(which was the exactly where my brain was, so I was very happy to take the job). Though we were in a very industrial part of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, far away from the public and paparazzi, within 1 minute of The Situation going out to smoke a cigarette, young girls in sexy clothes materialized out of thin air. It was pretty comical. All I can say is a few of us still have an odd urge to go tanning…
I wish the cast a unbelievable amount of success, they deserve it.
I had a great team on set, credits below. Also a special shout out to Emily Yeomans from MTV. Thank you guys!
CHECK OUT THE FINALS ON MY WEBSITE HERE
Photographer: Carrie Schechter | Client: The Village Voice | Art Director: John Dixon | Groomer: Angelique Velez | Stylist: Jessica Zindrin | 1st Asst: Mike M | 2nd Asst: Ross T
Recently I had the pleasure of shooting the cover for the Village Voice. I am a native New Yorker and I grew up on the Voice, so I loved being asked to shoot the cover. I shot the lovely Debrahlee Lorenzana, “Is this woman too hot to work in a bank?” about her lawsuit with Citibank.
I had superior art direction from Art director John Dixon, who was absolutely amazing to work for.
The story has gone international and has been a hot topic since the paper was released. You can also see the photos on news channels, The View, papers from Madrid to London, 11 o’clock news programs, etc. Its been quiet a frenzy and luckily I have an incredible team of angels by my side. They are production team Monique and Casey of KWC Productions and I couldn’t be more grateful.
You can read the story live:
Photographer: Carrie Schechter | Art Direction: John Dixon | Make up and Hair: Margina Dennis | Production: | Location: Brooklyn | 1st Asst Eric B.
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Here is the third cover for the YA Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong for HarperCollins Publishers. Titled: The Reckoning. It was wonderful getting to shoot the entire series of books and seeing the character through to the end. The covers have been picked up internationally and the book is on the NY Times Best Sellers List.
My trilogy for Kelley Armstrong and my first two covers (of 3) for the Vampire Diaries all out now
None of this would exist without the incredible Art Direction of David Caplan, brilliant graphic design by Joel Tippie, Makeup by Chris Milone, Hair by Chris Rithcey, Styling by Elodie, model Courtney Erickson, my asst Derrick. And most importantly a huge thank you and congratulations to the author that brought the character to life, New York Times Best Selling author Kelley Armstrong.
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