Joseph Cozza Salon

Joseph Cozza has been in the hair game for a really long time. With a decade of industry experience under his belt, he opened his own salon in 1995 and has been a mainstay of the Union Square district ever since. Today, his current location sitting above Maiden Lane, has grown to cover everything from hair, make up, nails, and skin care. Needless to say, there was no questioning why NHG wanted to feature him in the September style issue.

I met Joseph at the salon on a beautiful afternoon, at the perfect time for the place to be flooded with a war glow. I set up for a wide shot at his personal station, but made it quick as he’s not one to enjoy being the center of attention.

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From there I found a more quiet space at the end of a hallway to set up a tighter more intimate portrait. He seemed much more at easer in this scenario and we sat for a good 20 minutes or so just chatting, laughing, and capturing the moments as they came.

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For the gear nerds, here’s a look at the set up. An Elinchrom ELB head in a small Photek boomed overhead as the main and an LED ring light for a bit of on axis fill, but mostly just for the subtle catch light.

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And of course, a look at how it ran in print. Thanks to Joseph for being such a kind and humble subject and Matt Petty at the Gazette for sending me on the shoot.

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Fiona Parks

With the change of seasons, it's about time to share some new work. Patterns on patterns... on patterns and spooky autumnal vibes, a new fashion story with an excellent team. 

Model: Fiona Parks/Look Models
Styling/Art Direction: Jenn Stweart
H/MUA: Nicolette Lafranchi

Wade Woodfill for Backpacker Magazine

A few days after the Claire Gibson shoot I was back at Marmot for another story for Backpacker. This time to photograph one of their head gear designer, Wade Woodfill.  

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Our first set up was to showcase Wade in the design and prototyping process of creating a new tent. 

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We also brought in some of the members of his design team for some options as well.

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After that we tried for another option of Wade in his workspace where he designs sleeping bags. Having him at his work space wasn't reading quite right so at the very end I asked him to hop in the back and just relax and that last frame ended up being the image they chose to run.

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