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Moped

April 18th, 2011

Michael Park introduced me to the zen of moped maintenance and helped me fix up this two stroke engine from the 1970s. Elegance = Power / Complexity

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Curly Hair

April 3rd, 2011

I asked Noreen if we could push the envelope of what’s possible with hair. Falon wanted big and curly. Above: Falon Hair: Noreen Fox Make up: Carinn Kanaki

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Rectangular to Polar

April 2nd, 2011

Take your panorama, convert from rectangular to polar coordinates, and you got yourself a little sphere world. Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art

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FEASTival

October 15th, 2010

I photographed the FEASTival, as part of the live arts Fringe festival this year. It invites the big shots of Philadelphia’s restaurant scene to set up tables. I got to meet Stephen Starr, Jose Garces, Michael Solomonov etc. Mayor Nutter and Ed Rendell were also present for me to snap some shots of. Besides all […]

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one second film, two hour photo

September 1st, 2010

This is a concept that has been in my head for a long time and I’ve finally managed to try it out. To capture the full sunset multiple images were composited together to form this photo. Some parts of this image show clouds during daylight, while other parts show high-rises late in the night. No […]

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Cookie

July 8th, 2010

A cookie in photography is short for cookaloris. It’s a technique where you shoot your flash through something with holes so the light that goes through creates a textured shadow. For example you can aim your light source at a piece of plywood, that has a bunch of random cut holes like this. Instead of […]

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Warehouse

May 18th, 2010

It’s fun to shoot in old warehouses. You can walk around and discover cool little spots to photograph everywhere. We’re in front of an old freight elevator here which I thought would make a great backdrop. I like the way the light falls on Amber’s hair. A little more than just a rim light, but […]

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Private Show

March 10th, 2010

Photographers always get front row seats. Or we get to hang out backstage with the band. But what’s best is that sometime we get hired and get our own private show. Above: Timaree Schmit

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The Sastras

January 7th, 2010

Meet my parents and my little brother. From left to right: Budiman, Marijetti and Johnny Sastra. You must see these at higher resolution: papa, mama, the prince.

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kids always steal the show

December 7th, 2009

The great things about kids is that they are so expressive. They seem to be in their own little world. Unlike grownups they don’t mind getting their picture taken. They’re not so self conscious and they’re usually not that shy. I like to get down on one knee when I photograph them to make myself […]

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