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Flashes of Hope – Chapter Director and behind the scenes at NYU Langone Medical Center

Posted in Behind the scenes, Comings and goings, commercial photography, Flashes of Hope, Life, Photography, Portrait, volunteer with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by erichason

When I am not doing this or this I spend time as the

NYC Chapter Director of Flashes of Hope,

a nationwide charity that brings photographers into hospitals to photograph children being treated for cancer.

I have been volunteering with kids for most of my adult life through the NYC Board of Ed as a literacy coach, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters as a “big”, and AFS hosting and working with foreign exchange students.

I think I saw Flashes of Hope mentioned on Facebook. I had been looking for a way to merge two of my passions, community service with kids and photography. Flashes of Hope provided the perfect opportunity. I submitted myself as an available photographer and when presented with available dates, jumped at the opportunity.

I have shot for Flashes of Hope four times, each experience being different (hospital treatment center, summer camp for kids with cancer, hospital family fun day at a church rec center, and photographing family, friends and clinicians saying goodbye to a child who had just passed away. My passion for the organization grew after each shoot. I was aware that New York did not have an active chapter director so I recently offered my services.

We are constantly inundated with images , most of them trivial and self-indulgent. Flashes of Hope has commercial photographers take truly meaningful photos of children and families in the middle of dealing with a medical crisis. At a Flashes of Hope shoot the patients and their families offer the photographer a wide range of real emotion that normally can’t be captured in a 15 minute session (joy, vulnerability, silliness, sadness… but mostly love). The families are so grateful for the photos that they receive. They don’t realize that they are the ones who are actually doing the giving.

My role as Chapter Director is coordinating photo shoots (dates, photographers, makeup artists, paperwork, etc) and fundraising. At each shoot I am a bit jealous of the working photographer. I wish I could be the one setting up the lights, interacting with the kids and families on set, and creating the beautiful images that will be cherished for a lifetime. The reality is it is a pleasure watching others go through and share that experience.

Throughout my life of volunteering with kids I have found that the more I “give”, the more I get back. I am not good enough with words to describe what it feels like when a child you are working with can finally read a book cover to cover, when your little brother hikes up to a top of a rise and exclaims “I have never climbed a mountain before!” or the teen you have hosted from a foreign country thanks you for the best year of his/her life. Photographers can’t cure a child’s cancer but we can bring joy into lives of people who are having a difficult time. Flashes of Hope helps me realize what a real problem is and appreciate how fortunate and blessed we all are.

Here are some behind the scenes photos I took of volunteer photographer Jayne Wexler shooting at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Jayne chats up her model.

Photographer Eric Hason photographs Jayne shooting a patient for Flashes of Hope.

Our supermodel is a natural poser.

Behind the scenes photo of patient posing for photograph.

Our supermodel vogues for the camera.

Eric Hason photographs behind the scenes at a Flashes of Hope shoot

Jayne’s assistant demonstrates a jump technique.

Eric Hason photographs behind the scenes at Flashes of Hope photo shoot

Our supermodel implements her own version of the jumping technique she was just taught.

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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

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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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Fashion photography for a cause!

Posted in Advertising, Beauty, commercial photography, Fashion, hair, lighting, makeup, model, Photography, Portrait with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by erichason

I was excited when I was contacted by Melanie Holland to help produce a fashion photo shoot promoting Elephantasia.

Elephantasia is a fashion event organized by Gabby Wild benefitting the Wildlife Conservation Society and raising awareness to stop the slaughter of African Elephants. The event will be held on Friday May 30 at the Central Park Zoo featuring a fashion show of over 50 designers of sustainable clothing. The donation to attend the event starts at $96, one dollar for every African elephant slaughtered each day.

Gabby Wild is a student of veterinary medicine at Cornell University. She is a tireless spirit who created her foundation to save and sustain wildlife around the globe. I am inspired by her energy, ethos and dedication!

With only one week to produce the shoot, I brought on

set designer Cooper Vasquez to help with creating and executing a concept.

We emailed images for inspiration conjuring the feel of jungle and savannah. Renting a hand painted backdrop from my friends (and next door neighbor) at Oliphant Studio along with begging, stealing and borrowing tires,
folliage, and a fog machine, Cooper pulled his magic creating simple, elegant sets that perfectly complimented the clothing and theme. I was astonished we could create and shoot 4 scenes in the 5 hours allotted on a Saturday morning.

Our beautiful and elegant model Mireille Van Der Wees from Elite Model Management created a stunning tableau for the photos.
Hair and makeup courtesy of the Alex Anthony Salon, Manhattan.

I am pleased to share some of the images we created! It is wonderful when my fashion photography can help with a greater good!

Gabby and Mireilla pose for a portrait.
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Photographs of Mireille to promote the fashion event.
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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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All Aboard and Life is a Beach

Posted in Advertising, Beauty, Behind the scenes, Diary, Fashion, hair, lighting, makeup, model, Photography, Portrait, Self-portrait with tags , , , , on November 8, 2013 by erichason

Fun photos of myself and the crew after a recent photo shoot for client Nue by Shani

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A splash of color

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, hair, makeup, Photography, Portrait with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by erichason

Results from a fun shoot with the uber-talented Mark Weiss (hair and makeup) using Pravana hair products.
Models are Paige Krejci, APM Model Management and Samara Martins, IMG Model Management.

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Beauty shoot

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, hair, makeup, Photography, Portrait, Work with tags , , , on June 12, 2013 by erichason

Revamping my beauty portfolio. This is from a recent shoot with Lindsey Coffey (APM). Roshar and Wendi Miyake did the makeup, Elin Nyberg hair.

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