Blog to tumblr…

Hello wordpress. The last few months have been really exciting. I’ve been shooting like a mad woman and going through a major rebranding thanks to all the hard work put in by an incredible team of industry bigwigs. My portfolio went through an overhaul with my consultant (a surprisingly painless process), I love my repeating and new clients and am excited to show off the new work that is slowly trickling out for the last few months, my website is brand spanking new and blogging has switched over to tumblr from wordpress. This blog will stay live but will not be updated as much.

Check out the new tumblr: http://carrieschechter.tumblr.com/

Also doing a soft-launch of my new site: http://carrieschechterstudios.com/

Still working a few kinks out, but I’m glad to be working with such amazing people and have a brand new world for Carrie Schechter Studios. Onward and upward!

Thanks for following me and my crew here on wordpress, look forward to you joining the party @ tumblr.

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The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Trilogy, Phantom

A few months ago I shot the next trilogy for The Vampire Diaries; The Hunters.

Volume 1: Phantom has been released and you can find it on shelves now. I always love the great privilege of working for the fabulous folks over at HarperCollins and my wonderful team.

Client: HarperCollins Publishers Art Director: Becky Terhune Graphic Design:Tom Forget Makeup and Hair: Michelle Coursey Production: Megan Toscano, Production Intern: Marquez Vargas Photo Assistants: Eric & JJ

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Avian – Press Kit Shoot

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On a wildly rainy day we took off to Long Island to shoot upcoming singer AVIAN on location for her new EP covers and press kit. She is a spitfire, with incredible energy and is absolutely charming. I am still blown away by her huge voice coming out of such a tiny body. Her manager, Jdot is deep in the hip hop community,and already has her cutting tracks with 50cent + some upcoming special releases coming out soon. You can catch Avian on next seasons “The Voice” too, check her out! Also, thanks to my crew, you guys always blow my mind.

You can more finals on my site

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Lola Astanova – Press Kit Shoot

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I had the glorious opportunity to shoot he lovely, talented, & gorgeous Lola Astonova. We shot in 2 parts; part 1 has been released, part 2 is a mystery to the public for the next few months. She is an incredible pianist with a list of accomplishments that take some people a life time, this young phenom has just begun and is already conquering the world. When I was first approached by her great manager Misha, he sent me a bunch of youtube videos of her playing the piano, one comment struck me, a girl who was def said: I cannot hear music, but watching you I can feel it and it is beautiful.

Below is a cover of a Russian magazine with one of out images

See the finals on my website http://www.carrieschechterstudios.com/

Listen to Lola here

Hair and Makeup: Roshar

Styling: Absolute Images by Ope

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My cover with Vera Farmiga

I was very excited to shoot the lovely Vera Farmiga for the cover of this weeks Village Voice. Vera just had her directorial debut, Higher Ground,  in NYC last week with & met with rave reviews. Our shoot was a calorie burning photo sprint from 11:45am – 12pm, the energy was upbeat and we had a great time. Vera is the embodiment of loveliness & it was a privilege to photograph her. John Dixon, Art Director extraordinaire, wanted to do some tight cropped headshots for the cover, so we played around with light patterns, selective focus and angles in about 7 minutes before moving on to the next environment. John and the Village Voice are always incredible to work with and I really love shooting for them.

Read the interview with Vera here.

View the rest of the finals here .

Below are some behind the shots of our quick shoot.

1st asst Eric. 2nd Asst: Michael. Behind the Scenes photos: Celeste Slomon.

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My shoot with Miasha

Ashley, Engie, Miasha, Carrie, Matt, Joel, Matt, Eddie (not pictured)

Recently I shot upcoming singing & dance diva-sensation Miasha. What can I say about Miasha other than POWERHOUSE. This girl is a total doll, strong, sweet, passionate, talented and the energy and perseverance to see her way to the top.

Although I missed the private prelim show of hers..I hear her live shows are something to write home about – video mind explosions with heart pumping beats.

Check her music out at:

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Lotsa love to her managers Greenhouse Management (Matt V. & Eddie)

Hair/mua: Joel Marriot, Styling: Engie Style, 1st asst Matt M. (miss ya buddy..hope Ohio is treating you well)

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My shoot with Moving Mountains for AP Magazine

A bit ago I had the privilege to shoot Moving Mountains. A super talented band quickly on the rise to stardom. These guys are hysterical and the nicest people (with rock star edge of course). I absolutely loved them and am so excited for all the success coming their way. I worked with the incredible Christopher Benton at Alternative Press Magazine for this shoot. Love AP, love MM, love Chris! Thanks guys!

My official site here (with some additional photos from our day)

Check out their chunes here.   and of course the fabulous AP Mag here.

 

 

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