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New behind the scenes post on fashion photography blog…

Posted in Advertising, Beauty, Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, commercial photography, Diary, Editorial, Fashion, hair, makeup, model with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by erichason

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Fashion model Delaney Sproles (Major Model Management) shows off her nails – representing westside


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Behind the scenes- Miss USA Erin Brady for Aventura Magazine

Posted in Beauty, Behind the scenes, Bridal, Comings and goings, Diary, Editorial, Fashion, hair, lighting, makeup, model, People I like, Photography, Self-portrait, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by erichason

I had the opportunity to photograph Miss USA Erin Brady for Aventura Magazine’s June Bridal issue.

Erin was incredible to work with; down to earth, beautiful, fun and game. Fashion stylist Angellika Morton pulled beautiful gowns for the shoot, with wonderful jewelry,accessories and floral arrangements. Makeup, hair, and nails was the talented team of Aeriel Payne, Ayato Yokojima and Noako Saita.

We had a fun day, shot eight looks, and Erin was out by 5:45 to be whisked away to a charity black tie event.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the day. Can’t wait for the magazine to publish so I can share the final photos!

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Erin getting glammed up by Naoko (nails) and Ayato (hair). Aeriel in the background prepping for makeup.

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Erin having her hair styled by Ayato while I photo bomb for a selfie.

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Makeup artist Aeriel Payne gets happy!

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Makeup artist Aeriel Payne applying eye shadow by the natural light of a window.

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Ayato on set puts the finishing touches on Erin’s hair.

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Showing off the bridal gowns!

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Stylist Angellika Morton and I mug for the camera.

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Gotta take a selfie with Miss USA!

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Client feature – New York fashion designer Lee Anderson

Posted in Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, commercial photography, Diary, Fashion, Photography, Portrait, Work with tags , , , , on April 22, 2014 by erichason

Lee Anderson is a custom couture fashion designer in Manhattan.

I have been photographing her designs going on ten years. Lee sells custom garments soley out of her Lexington Avenue shop. Her loyal clientele appreciate her fearless aesthetic using bold colors, strong patterns, rich texture, and wonderful silhouettes to create both classic and whimsical fashion for every body type. Her husband and partner Nick Angelakis takes care of production and the business end and daughter Kyra helps manage the main store and outlet across Lexington Ave.

I love working with Lee. The photo shoot is always elegant and fun. The first time I worked with her I found myself pulling a stuffed, mounted trophy fish off the studio wall as a prop.

Here are some photographs I took of Lee, Nick and their staff at the Upper East Side shop and their Garment Center factory.
Also attaching her bio at the end of the post. Later this week I will share some photos we have created together.

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Lee Anderson at her Lexington Avenue shop which sells her custom couture designs.

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Partner Nick Angelakis at Lee Anderson, custom couture atelier on the upper east side of Manhattan

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Staff helping a customer get a custom fit of a gown.

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Sales staff helps client select fabric and color on a custom couture dress at Lee Anderson, Manhattan

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Sales staff adjusts the sleeve of a custom jacket.

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Sales staff at Lee Anderson wearing her designs.

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Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment

Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment
Tailor creating a custom fitted couture garment

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Sketches and a post card on the wall of Lee Anderson’s New York Garment Center factory.

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Cutting from patterns at the NYC Garment Center factory.

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Cutting from patterns at the NYC Garment Center factory.

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Frank checks fabric samples.

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Factory manager Frank pulling fabric to be cut for a custom garment

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Delivering the finished garment.

Lee Anderson had already garnered a reputation for creating custom made couture clothing that embraces chromatic luxury in world renown fabrics when she established her design business in 1980 in a townhouse just off Madison Avenue in New York City. Lee graduated from the Traphagen School of Design, founded in the 1920s by Ethel Traphagan. The school was known for its technical orientation of the art of fashion design, offering courses in pattern-making and drafting. Although the school closed its doors in the early 1990s, such fashion icons as Geoffrey Beene, James Galanos, Mary McFadden, John Kloss, Christos Yiannakou and Franklin Rowe are among its alumni.

After being introduced to Seventh Avenue by Ralph Lauren, Lee worked as a design assistant to legends John Kloss (a fellow Traphagen alumnus), most famous for designing a bra that appeared not to exist in 1974 for Lily of France and Herbert Kasper for Joan Leslie. Kasper made his name as a designer by working for Joan Leslie from 1963 to 1985, becoming vice president of the company in 1980 and creating high fashion looks that reflected trends but were commercial and wearable.

Soon after striking out on her own, Lee Anderson’s collection was featured at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman and other fine specialty stores in the U.S. Today, the designer dedicates herself to her signature couture collection and special New York clientele. She continues to create clothing that embraces chromatic luxury using the most extraordinary and researched fabrics of the world, including iridescent taffetas, brocades, hand fringed British district checks and Celtic tweeds.

Lee Anderson Couture caters to a clientele who share her love for the highest pinnacle in luxury fashion.

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Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum

Posted in Art, Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, Diary, People I like, Photography with tags , , , on April 18, 2014 by erichason

ast night the Brooklyn Museum hosted a members reception for the opening of Ai Weiwei: According to What which will be open though August 10.

Ran into neighbors and close friends Maruchi Santana and John Parham.  Check out their branding firm Parham Santana.  Super creative people.  Maruchi has an amazing aesthetic and sense of color, John is always ready to share his latests cocktail recipe.

I digress, if you are in traveling distance to the great state of Brooklyn, go see this show!!!

Roberta Smith’s review in the NY Times.

(The images below do the art absolutely no justice.  I am hesitant to include them.)

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A Weekend of Backpacking – photo essay

Posted in Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, Diary, Family, People I like, Photography, Self-portrait with tags , , , , on April 15, 2014 by erichason

A father’s dream when your 17 year old son plans a backpacking trip; 48 hours of quality time with no screens to distract!

We had an amazing weekend, here is the photo essay to prove it!

Sam and my dad coordinated the destination, prepared the equipment, procured the supplies and guaranteed outstanding weather. Turnkey! All I had to do was buy some salami, hot dogs, cheese and powdered milk and load my backpack. Participants in the adventure are myself, my son Sam, my Italian daughter Caterina (foreign exchange student through AFS), my brother-in-law Hil, my niece Miriam and my dad Martin.

I brought along my backup Canon 5D Mk II with a fixed 40 mm pancake lens. I love this lens. It has a very small profile, extremely light, fast enough at 2.8 and a great focal length. Got that?

The trip started off Friday night with a visit to the Museum of Modern Art to attend the opening of an exhibit of Caterina’s work. She was accepted into an art studio class for teens at the museum’s education center. Caterina (from Lerici Italy) is having an incredible year, taking advantage of her exchange experience.
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We then had a celebratory Chinese dinner and drove up to a motel near the trailhead for a good night sleep and an early morning start. Caterina claims I snore, but offered zero proof.
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Before hitting the trail we had to fortify at the Bright Star Diner. Also needed to make sure our hair was set. Luckily the placemat gave reference to a local attorney in case we ran into some legal issues.

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I think the rest of the photos speak for themselves… hydrating at the trail head, headed up to the campsite on the Appalachian Trail, beautiful weather, dehydrated astronaut ice-cream, beautiful vistas, setting up camp, gathering wood, roasting hot dogs, Caterina’s first amore, and a tired but very happy group.

One item of note, it was a strenuous 3 hour hike up to the site. Our gear was not super light. My dad is 79 years old and kept up with the 17 year olds, basically stride for stride. Now that is inspirational!

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First photo of the day – Fashion

Posted in Advertising, Beauty, Behind the scenes, Diary, Fashion, hair, lighting, makeup, model, Photography, Work with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by erichason

My assistant Ed rocking a top hat. He is a beautiful man inside and out. Psyched to shoot fashion advertising and catalog!
Going to be a good day!
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Clean Beauty

Posted in Beauty, Diary, Editorial, Fashion, hair, lighting, makeup, model, People I like, Portrait, Work with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2013 by erichason

Anastasia Safonov (Wilhelmina) by Eric Hason. Makeup by Aeriel Payne, Hair by Isaac Davidson.

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