Art Direction

Storytelling Through Picture-Making

Position Duration: 2006-2014

Project Types: Commercial & Editorial

Platform: Commercial & Fashion Photography

Role: Art Director & Set Designer

Budget Range: $100 - $50,000

Photographic essays & campaigns hinge on their ability to tell stories. Even industry jargon uses the vocabulary of narrative: one talks of doing "an accessories story" or "a California story" for one's client. To create characters in a few images; to show instead of tell: that is the goal of all the photographs in all the magazines.

This narrative form attracted me because of my love of visualization, composition, of photography, and fashion. For the projects shown below, I poured over and created reference decks; found, fabricated, and arranged the objects, and partnered with photo and editorial teams to create the images. Working in mostly New York, it was an extraordinary way to start a design career. Three dimensional thinking, design history, and the opportunity to work with some of the most influential publications and brands in the world: amazing.

Below please find some selected projects from that body of work.

New York Times Magazine

Early work as a prop stylist with Photographer Stefan Ruiz.

Bullet Magazine

Alicia Silverstone with Photographer Zoey Grossman

Dossier Magazine

Dossier Magazine, an online publication, with Photographer Tom Hines

Lorick New York

Fashion Show Installation & photo campaign as Set Designer for Lorick NY, 2008

Nylon Magazine

With with Hayden Panettiere

Joshua Kogan

Editorial shoot with Photographer Joshua Kogan

Converse Kids

Commercial shoot for Converse Kids

Prestige Magazine

Editorial shoot for Prestige Magazine Hong Kong

Section Quartet

Editorial Shoot for the Section Quartet, with Photographer Ana Monroe (c'est moi!)

Plaza Pied-a-Terre Apartments

Commercial Shoot for the Plaza Apartments

Lorick New York

Editorial Shoot for Lorick New York