Our Mission: Tichina Arnold is a force to be reckoned with, so we created a sexy atmosphere on set to evoke her spirit through images. Tichina came ready to take this creative production to the next level. Location: CBS creative director Ed Mann suggested The Oasis as our location, an iconic property in Venice designed by Phillip Dixon. The Oasis is a Moroccan inspired compound in the heart of the Oakwood neighborhood in Venice Beach. Once inside, you easily […]
Shonda Rhimes has been a entertainment legend, crafting TV shows that will be watched and re-watched for years to come. I had the opportunity to photograph her at her home for The Hollywood Reporter. Read about her journey here.
Before the pandemic hit, we had the incredible opportunity to travel to Jamaica to visit Tuff Gong Records, the Marley home (now museum), and Trenchtown documenting the Marley family in honor of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday year. Read about the experience on Billboard.
Behind the Scenes: I photographed Eve for the first time in the 90s for Rolling Stone when she first hit the scene, again for People, and now for CBS Watch! Magazine in Joshua Tree. From 125th St. in Harlem to the magical desert, Eve is as radiant as ever. The natural and exotic environment combined with June Ambrose’s world-renowned styling was a dream come true. The desert is as harsh as it is beautiful, and once the sun sets, […]
The prevalence of motion integrating with the still photography world is impossible to ignore— clients are consistently requesting a photographer who can operate both. Each job comes with new unique challenges. For Amgen’s #Speak Your Migraine campaign, we lit the stills and motion setups consciously with continuous lighting due to subjects’ sensitivity to flashing lights–which can trigger migraines. Amgen is one of my recent advertising motion projects and a perfect production to exercise my motion and directing skills. To see […]
While touring Germany to visit my wife’s family, we stopped by the world famous Hahnemühle paper mill. I have been using Hahnemühle’s fine art papers over the past several years to print my photography portfolios, so it was my pleasure to be invited to tour the headquarters in the Relliehausen district of Dassel, Germany. Our scenic ride took us through a beautiful landscape filled with pastoral farmlands and fields, old medieval castles, and speeding Supercars driving past us with such force and […]
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Kwaku’s career as a commercial and celebrity photographer began in New York where he worked for clients such as The New York Times Magazine, Sony Music, Rolling Stone and Miramax Films. Since opening his own studio in the pop culture hub of Venice Beach, California, he’s shot for top publications, film studios and TV networks as well as taken portraits of celebrities ranging from Tiger Woods, Samuel Jackson, Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher and Heath Ledger to Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, […]