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Photography For a Great Cause

Posted in Beauty, Behind the scenes, commercial photography, Family, Flashes of Hope, hair, makeup, People I like, Photography, volunteer, Work with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2014 by erichason

I spend most of my days shooting, producing, and marketing myself for fashion and beauty work. I have always allocated part of my time to community service, mostly working with kids. Besides my commitment to hosting foreign exchange students (currently Caterina from Italy) I am the New York Chapter Director for Flashes of Hope. We bring commercial photographers and makeup artists into centers that treat juvenile cancer and photograph the patients and their families.

Last week I brought photographer Dennis Kleiman into Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. Dennis is an extremely talented, very experienced editorial photographer. Dennis and I shared a Dumbo studio ten years ago. Recently Dennis and his wife Kelsy founded Stomping Ground, a successful company that has reinvented school photography. No more stiff, bland, uniform portraits. Stomping Ground brings out the personality of each individual kid.

Again, thank you to Richard, Anna and Dawn from NuBest Salon, Manhasset, NY for providing the hair and makeup to make our models feel and look so beautiful!

Dennis Kleiman photographs a patient and his mom for Flashes of Hope, NYC

Photographer Dennis Kleiman shoots patient for Flashes of Hope, NYC Chapter

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Anna Naso of NuBest Salon, Manhasset, NY puts the finishing touches on a patient’s mom’s makeup.

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Photographer Dennis Kleiman shoots patient and his mom for Flashes of Hope, NYC Chapter

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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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Beauty photography, behind the scenes

Posted in Beauty, Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, commercial photography, Editorial, Fashion, hair, makeup, People I like, Photography, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by erichason

I spent a beautiful NYC spring day in my studio with the talented makeup artist and hair stylist Tom Venditelli of Agency Gerard and manicurist Naoko Saita

Creating Beauty Images For Our Portfolios.

Natural makeup, natural hair, clean manicure and soft lighting along with Brazilian beauty Kelie Santos (DNA) and the equally lovely Jandra D (Next).

It was a fun, easy day, low pressure, hair flying in the wind, making beautiful photos and listening to great music.

My favorite track of the day was Vavava Voom by 70’s glam rocker Brett Smiley.

Here are some behind the scenes photos to whet my appetite to share the final images!  Kelie is being primped by Tom on set.  Jandra is doing her “Cousin It” imitation making sure her hair is voluminous and loose.

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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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eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

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eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

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eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

eric hason commercial fashion lifestyle photographer Manhattan NYC

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Not Beauty or Fashion photography but…

Posted in Advertising, commercial photography, lighting, People I like, Work with tags , , , , , , , on April 8, 2014 by erichason

When the worlds greatest dentist

asks you to take photos for his website, you put fashion, beauty, and everything else on hold and head to the Bronx.

Dr. Robert Steinberger, East Tremont Dental, has been my dentist for longer than I care to admit. Throggs Neck is not exactly convenient to my home in Brooklyn, but he is well worth the trip. I have recommended him to friends and family in Manhattan, Connecticut and New Jersey who faithfully flock to the Boogie Down for their bi-annual checkups. He is that good! Dr. Steinberger originally hails from Brooklyn and has never forgotten his roots. He is honest, caring, smart, and has mad dental skillz. In the unlikely event that I ever move to Alaska, I will still have my teeth cleaned just north of the Whitestone Bridge.

Here are a few photographs I shot of the Doc, not fashion photography, but a thing of beauty.

Looking forward to seeing them up on his website!

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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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