American Photography AP32 Winners

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The American Photography AP32 Winners Slide Show will be announced tomorrow. I got two photographs accepted…

The portrait of Judy Collins I did for the Wall Street Journal…

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And my shot of Patti Smith in the Amtrak departure area at Penn Station…

Patti Smith photographed in the Amtrak departure lounge at Penn Station, New York City, 8/27/2015

You can see these…and all the rest of the winners…over at the AP32 Winners Gallery here:

AP32 Winners Gallery

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At Home With Judy Collins

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I had so much fun shooting Judy Collins for the Wall Street Journal earlier this year that they decided to send me uptown to shoot her at home for the ‘House Call’ column in the ‘Mansion’ section. Here’s how the day went…

Judy lives in a fabulous Pre-War apartment that immediately gave us a few locations to choose from…

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I wanted to keep the look and feel of the apartment without relying on too much lighting, so we figured using my DIY Ghetto-Flo Lights was the way to go. This way we could just drop in a bit of accent lighting where we needed it, but use the great available light that poured into the apartment. Here are the results…

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…and the final image used in Mansion

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Thank you, Judy…until our next shoot…

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Suite Judy Blue Eyes

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Judy Collinsā€¦!!!

When Ronnie Weil called and offered me this one, all I could say was, “Wow!”. For five decades…my entire life…she’s been making musicā€¦beautiful music. Now Judy is recording a new CD that is tentatively titled “Duets with Guys”, an album that will feature her signing with Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Buffett, Don McLean and Kris Kristofferson, and Alexandra Wolfe was writing a profile on her for the Wall Street Journal. Here is how our day wentā€¦

Kaz sitting in for our first shotā€¦

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Ms. Collins in the makeup chairā€¦

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And our shooting day beginsā€¦

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We also had a Journal video crew following us aroundā€¦

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Here are a couple of final imagesā€¦

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For the next setup, I wanted to do something dark & dramatic, and more etherial. And while it doesn’t look like much with Kaz in placeā€¦

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ā€¦once Judy stepped on set, things got dialed in pretty fastā€¦

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ā€¦and our final imageā€¦

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As a little bonus, follow the link below for Ali Wolfe’s interview with Judyā€¦

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…as well as some more behind-the-scenes from our shoot:

Judy Collins Interview & Behind-the-Scenes footage

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