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Niia…..behind the scenes

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I photographed the girl with the magic voice a little while ago…. her name is Niia Bertino. (Check out some of the finals shots here.) She is a classically trained pianist with one of the most intoxicating voices I’ve heard in a while. I’m in love with “Masochist” and “Learn My Body” at the moment.

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From age 16-21 Niia was signed to Wyclef Jeans label. I recognized her voice from  Wyclef’s smash, Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) featuring Akon, Lil Wayne, Raekwon & Niia.

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michelle, niia, gigi, & myself. photo by eric

I met Niia at her old managers office to discuss shooting her press kit … I loved her as much as I love her music. Niia knew exactly how she wanted to be photographed, which was awesome.

Before the shoot I went to see her live. The audience hardly breaths while she sings, which almost led to a riot when the bartender dared try to shake a martini for a customer during “Last Man”.

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On set: The fabulous designer and stylist  Gigi Burris,  the talented hair and makeup artist Michelle Coursey , myself, and my 1st Eric B. convened at Niia’s residence with Rocco & Wednesday on a beastly hot summer afternoon. Now working on her solo career, Niia is recording her new album and I personally can’t wait.

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In loving memory of Rocco Bertino. Huge thanks to the wonderful Cory Greenwell for the behind the scenes photos!!

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Page 6 – Photo of me photographing the new DVD cover for the amazing Gaiam! My shoot for the new workout DVD from The Jersey Shore’s  Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, was covered in the New York Post’s Page 6. Behind the scenes & DVD  release this December.

Check out my other shoot with Mike earlier this summer:  behind the scenes from our Village Voice shoot here and finals here.

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My Abano Terme Cosmetics Ad’s Are Out

Here is the ad’s I did for Abano Terme Cosmetics (you can also read their blog here) in Abano Terme, Italy. There’s even some of my product photography I did for the ad.  Due to the time of the day, the water was naturally green in color, but generally it is the beautiful blue color above, in Photoshop we matched the color to its usual tint, I prefer the green, I have those on my site. My amazing client, CEO Junio Lamannis, gave me the ok to put up which ever image I wanted to since we like them both. (thank you Junio!)

I love what these products do for the skin, our beautiful model Elena had been using (and still is) the products on her skin for months before the shoot, so this ad is a true testament to how incredibly healing and nourishing Abano Terme Cosmetics is.

The people who own & work for the company are unbelievably genuine, I felt like family while I was there, they kept me laughing, fed, and gave me a wonderful few days in a glorious spa right outside of Venice, Italy. I love them.

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Boys Like Girls – behind the scenes of our latest shoot for AP

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Recently I had the pleasure of photographing pop stars Boys Like Girls for the October Issue of Alternative Press Magazine. The shoot was hysterical, I had a lot of fun, and got an enormous amount of great shots. The guys were up for anything, so we were able to play around with different set ups. Meeting them its not hard to see that BLG loves their fans & they love what they do. They are extremely passionate about their music and their message, with a great vibe, and entertaining stories.

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The Boys Like Girls crew is exactly who they are, no fake airs, no bullsh*t, which is always refreshing and it makes for an amazing shoot with total freedom. They’ve been touring for a few years straight and will continue to hit the road with the release of their new album Love Drunk.

Check out their myspace and new video with Ashley Tisdale .

Here’s what they said:

Martin: Carrie makes the smallest detail larger than life. I had a blast on the shoot, even though she kept asking to see more skin. :)

Bryan: Easiest, most fun we’ve had on a photoshoot.

John: Great vibes, Good Times.

Paul: Awesome time, great vibe. Flew-by, especially considering we’re running on little sleep. Get at me :) .



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the last shot of the day shot by my asst. Lauren. l-r: Paul, Martin, Me, John, Bryan

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A final from the continuously growing series called Primaries. models: Ceri, Valaria and Kara. Makeup and Hair: Roshar

Behind the Scenes..

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During my marathon shoot, I took 3 models for some neck breaking dance moves on set and shot off 6 shots each.  stillness in motion.

The beautiful models: Boyanna, Victoria and Bri. Makeup and Hair : Roshar

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My favorite black tube top….

I just did a whole new series of beauty shots. I chose 6 models from some of my favorite agencies, the girls were amazing, Roshar was incredible as always, and the shots came out gorgeous.

It was a super fun-tastic and exhausting day. I wanted to do little to no retouching on these images and I was very excited with my decision. The girls skin is flawless, the hair and mua was perfect, thanks to the fabulous Ro. I started off the shoot with a series called “My favorite Black Tube Top.” All the girls walked in the door to this shoot. I wanted them completely natural, a little moisturizer a touch of lip gloss and 15 min of shots, just raw and un-polished. Next we shot “Cruel, Cruel Summer”…I never knew a swim cap could be so hot, Third was the Primaries section which I will keep building on, and finally one of my favorite series,”Film Noir.”

Finals coming soon.

Check out my work at: http://www.carrieschechterstudios.com/

Agency: Q, Model:Boyanna. Agency: Q, model Valeria. Agency: Basic, Model: Kara. Agency: Basic, Model Bri

Agency: Q, Model:Boyanna. Agency: Q, model Valeria. Agency: Basic, Model: Kara. Agency: Basic, Model Bri

Agency: NY Models Model: Erin. Agency: Red, Model Cerri. Agency: Red, Model Victoria

Agency: NY Models Model: Erin. Agency: Red, Model Cerri. Agency: Red, Model Victoria

Roshar, Valeria & Me. Bri, me and Kara. Kara. Bri and Me

Roshar, Valeria & Me (last shot of the day). Bri, me and Kara. Kara. Bri and Me


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