Media Designer Devin Caskie

In the weeks leading up to me moving out of my old studio I spent a lot of time shooting small personal projects like this duo of portraits of the stylish and talented media designer Devin Caskie. Equipment had been packed up and stored for the duration of the renovations we had planned at the new space and I had a short period of downtime between two major projects that allowed me to work on some images that had been stuck in my head for a while like this one. Devin and I have a mutual friend in makeup artist Nicole Barry who brought us together for this project and knew that I would find Devin’s unique style very interesting.

This project marks my first time collaborating with Mark Montalvo of Skin Digital, a wonderful retoucher and digital artist who has handled the post-production on a number of projects for me lately. I am excited to  partner with such a talented creative to make unique imagery and bring even higher production value to personal and client assignments alike. Working with Mark has been a great experience so far because we approach the post-production aspects of an image with a similar philosophy and because he is able to decipher my often rambling and scattered retouching notes.

Media Designer Devin Caskie

The Angriest Critic – Adam Rosina

I recently had the opportunity to interview and photograph Adam Rosina for his own personal biography and for a feature being written on him by Auxiliary Magazine. Rosina is quickly becoming know as Western New York’s angriest and most misanthropic film critic, ready to call out directors for lackluster efforts and to rail against film audiences for their acceptance of over commercialized and easy to digest pablum, and their self imposed ignorance of great films, both high end and low brow. An immensely interesting character, our shoot entailed trying to capture the vitriol and aggression that Rosina brings to his writing, while tempering it with some humanity and humor. It was one of those rare shoots where I was afforded to opportunity to photograph a subject that I have been friends with for years, so a certain comfort level existed prior to the shoot that made it quite easy to get the results Adam and I were looking for.