Alexander

Cold rooftop of NYC

Canon 5D MkIII 50mm 1.2 / Westcott Icelight

Editorial -Having some fun

Canon 5D MkIII Canon 16-35mm 2.8 II

Strong expression

Canon 5D MkIII  135mm F2.0

Always fun to play with shadows lit with the Westcott Icelight

Canon 5D MkIII 50mm 1.2 / Westcott Icelight

Quick little behind the scenes of how I use the Westcott Icelight

Canon 5D MkIII 50mm 1.2 / Westcott Icelight

Raw Masculinity

Canon 5D MkIII 50mm 1.2 

Azher

A couple of photos from my editorial shoot with Bollywood's next superstar and runway model Azher.  

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Jill's Boudoir Session

It has been a little while. The move to North Carolina has kept me really busy :) I am happy to announce that I am finally settled in !  Get ready for some amazing moving specials......

In the mean time here are a few teaser from Jill's boudoir session !

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Cary Apex Boudoir

 

 

 

Juliette

Just moving down to North Carolina in itself was a little tough for me and my family. For the first 5 months I had to live in a little 1 bedroom in Morrisville with no furniture. The one bonus was the lighting that poured into the rooms was magical, and for this boudoir it set the mood for an amazing session. 

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NC Boudoir
NC Boudoir
NC Boudoir
NC Boudoir
NC Boudoir

Las Vegas Boudoir

This past week was WPPI in Las Vegas, an event where amazing photographers from all around the world get together and learn, network and shoot !  Fellow photographer "Ms K" wanted to step in front of the camera for a quick boudoir session.  The best thing is we have completely different styles, which makes the shoot all that much more fun.   

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vegas boudoir

Jessenia

A few images from our NYC studio boudoir session. The last few shoots I wanted to offer something a little different. Rather than be in from of a bed or bedroom scene that you traditionally see in boudoir photography, I wanted to give it more of an "commercial" feel.   I will be asking more images this week. Enjoy !

Rooftop in NYC

Rooftop in NYC

NYC Boudoir
New York City Boudoir
Boudoir Shoot
Boudoir Butt Shot
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Wall Pose NYC Boudoir
NYC Boudoir
Butt Pose Boudoir



Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a fellow crossfitter and all around great girl. We decided to do something a little different and step out of the studio for a fun little on location shoot !

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Faina

I am so glad I got a chance to work with the amazing and talented Faina Vitebsky . You may recognize her from her various TV roles such as Person of Interest, CSI, The Sopranos and Louie to name a few.  Check out her credit over at IMDB 

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Les

What an amazing time we had working with Les from Wilhelmina.  She was a pleasure to work with. Here are just a few of the amazing images from her session.


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wilhelmina

Stevie

Fantastic concept shoot with a great team.  I was also able to test out a great new modifier, the Westcott 7' Parabolic. I simply loved the quality of light that came from this modifier.   Here are a few images from the shoot.  I will be adding more images soon !

Production team:

Photographer: Brian Calabrese (Brian Joseph Photography)
Art Direction: Emily Winiker
Lighting Design: Brian Calabrese
Model: Stephanie Finedore
Hair Stylist: Stacy Pitt from Styles on B
Makeup Artist: Stacy Slakman Doolan
Set Design/Prop Styling: Miles Debas

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Gridded Beauty Dish

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Gridded Beauty Dish

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Gridded Beauty Dish

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Gridded Beauty Dish

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Elinchrom BRXI 500 /  Westcott 7' Parabolic Umbrella (without diffusion) 

Boudoir and Beauty Photography

I have been back and forth with the idea of opening up my services to include other genres.  And today, I would like to announce the introduction of Boudoir and Beauty Photography back at Brian Joseph Photography.  Normally, I would wait to update my site, post a few new shoots etc. I decided instead to let my site grow originally.  I will make changes and updates as I shoot clients and receive permission to post online. 

Boudoir Session With Lela

Here are a few amazing photos from my session with Lela. She was a pleasure to photograph, and we had an absolute blast shooting in my studio in Long Island City, NY.

So where is the bed ? After all it is Boudoir, isn't it ?  Well, for people that know me, they know I like to take things and put a little twist on it.  So for this session, no bed :)  Enjoy ! 

I am always a big fan of simple lighting and of course shadows.

I am always a big fan of simple lighting and of course shadows.

Lela. I love the tone of her hair in this shot

Lela. I love the tone of her hair in this shot

Just a hint of light can a tell an amazing story

Just a hint of light can a tell an amazing story

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"Peek-a-boo" shot 

"Peek-a-boo" shot 

Adding a little implied nudity can be sexy when photography appropriately 

Adding a little implied nudity can be sexy when photography appropriately 

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Nick Towns

I love this pose.

Skylux LED with Gridded soft box, feathered.

Canon 5D MKIII 50mm 1.2 

Simple, yet dramatic. Lit with a single light source. Westcott IceLight (model left and cloned out of frame)

Canon 5D MKIII 50mm 1.2 

Something a little brighter. Elinchrom BXRI in Westcott Rapid Box XXL

Canon 5D MKIII 135mm F2.0

I LOVE shooting on the rooftop in my studio. Here is more of a casual shot

Westcott Icelight

Canon 5D MKIII 50mm 1.2 

Elinchrom BXRI Into Wescott Rapidbox XXL (Gridded, Flagged + Feathered)

Canon 5D MKIII 135mm 2.0

Julio Editorial

It took a little warming up to the camera, but once he did Julio's personality came through.  Lately I have been turning off the studio lights and going for a more editorial look, bright editorial look.  This is a little bit of Yin/Yang. Dark and Light looks.

Julio looks like he fits right in an an for GAP or Banana Republic.  

 

I wanted to give his first looks a little character. My signature looks are usually dark and contrasty, 

A little light from the warehouses outside really makes the scene.  A little "street light" emulation.

Now, on to the editorial looks.   

Great expression

Julio rocked this look

Xing

Xing Kai Wu

Ladies and Gentlemen I bring to you my first blog post on my new site. And I was really excited to be shooting Xing Kai Wu. Xing is a model, actor, and all around nice guy. I had the pleasure of shooting Xing at my studio in Long Island City.  I wanted to capture something that he did not have for his portfolio, something edgier.  

We started out on the roof top, which is probably my favorite place to shoot. And although we were quickly losing available light, we were able to capture some amazing images in a short time. 

 

Photographers note:

The Most of the Shoot was done with Elinchrom BXRI's as well as Wescott Icelights and Skylux LED.