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.
We have lost a true King and icon. Your legacy and contributions to the culture will never be forgotten. You played characters and roles that were larger than life, preserving and uplifting their humanity for all to witness. Thank you for being the hero that the world needs. Film Credits: Editor: Jason Denning Music: “Sunshine” by Kenan Bell Second Camera: Braden Moran
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, […]
This project is one of my proudest collaborations. The opportunity to photograph these incredible actors and capture their spirits channeling Black Panther is an experience that I will always remember. Two weeks before we flew to Atlanta to photograph the Black Panther cast, I visited Disney for the first time to show my portfolio. After the meeting, Disney’s Jason Dunne and Laurence Schroeder hired me for the project. The shoot was in conjunction with Entertainment Weekly’s cover under the […]
Behind the scenes lighting setup and breakdown Oprah’s glam team 2013 ended with one of the most exciting jobs of the year: photographing the much anticipated Essence Hollywood Issue featuring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael B Jordan. Essence’s editors and these legendary thespians met me in Los Angeles, where we constructed a beautiful set to capture the energy and excitement of an epic year at the movies. Enjoy these special behind the scenes moments. Thank you […]
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