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Avian – Press Kit Shoot


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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New Cover for Russian Chicago Magazine

Check out my new cover of the brilliant &  mesmerizing Natasha Romanova on Russian Chicago Magazine. The Ukrainian socialite and starlit is quickly taking over America’s hearts with her ice blue eyes, melodic voice, hypnotic lyrics and heart pumping beats.

I absolutely love Natasha, she is bright, strong, brilliant, and beautiful. We first met when she was in the band Discrete Encounter, who I shot for some album packaging and press kits awhile back….now working on her solo career she is bursting into the scene all over the world.

Makeup by: Susan Donoghue

Hair by: Leo

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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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Tina Parol

Here are some of my photographs from round one with Tina Parol from Universal Motown Records.

 I shot her new single cover (below) & you can see the rest of them everywhere including her new t-shirts and other merch. Round two of our shoot (not pictured here) was finished last night and passed to her label this morning, as soon as I have permission to show them and what they are for – I surely will.

Tina is amazing – her voice.. her spirit .. her everything. I am so excited to watch her career skyrocket to super stardom. Her song writing is inspirational and gets your booty shaking, her music is addictive as is her personality; she’s smart, she’s sexy, she’s down to earth, she’s fierce and shes going to be the next hot thing. 

Check out behind the scenes and more info about our shoot here.

Check out Tina’s myspace here.

Check me out here.

**I have stopped updating my website with new work since my new and amazing website is almost complete, and everything is sized differently (thank you Bo!!!) Can’t wait to show all the new work & launch the new site.

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Tina Parol & Universal Motown Records

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I had the opportunity to shoot one of the hottest new vocalists on the scene right now for her new single & publicity photos for Universal Motown Records. Tina Parol is young, fresh, fabulous, HOT,  and smart beyond her years. She has already written songs for Brittany Spears (new Circus album), Timbaland, Danga, done backing vocals on other radio cuts, and now she paves the way for her new fresh sound soon to take over the airwaves….did I mention she just turned 21 a few weeks ago? I absolutely love her, and I think her first album will go double platinum quickly. Her whole team is made up of some of the best people in the industry & I think if ‘perfect opportunity’ had a baby… it would be Tina.

If my brains thoughts looked like a sketch pad, there would be a  heart around the words Universal Motown Records – everyone that works with them that I’ve met is pretty much perfect. This time I got to work with the charismatic and sensational Tracy Zamot. There will be more to come as images get finalized and the shoot evolves, welcome to phase one.



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