Opening June 1st, my latest personal art project will be on view at The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway in Montclair, NJ. "LINE OF WORK" is a series of portraits highlighting the jobs that we choose for ourselves and how they shape us into who we are. The exhibit consists of over 40 portraits of working men and women who live or work near my studio in Montclair. I am drawing a straight line from this [...]
The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (the BID) celebrates the kick-off of the summer and the CenterStage Music Series with an all-day festival RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY STUDIO!!! Check out this VIDEO There will be non-stop live bands, food from around the world, and craft beers. PHIL CANTOR PHOTOGRAPHY will be there, too! We'll be doing our popular STRIKE A POSE: learn how to pose so you can look GREAT in pictures.
Andrew is a college student set to graduate from Montclair State University, in New Jersey and he's planning ahead! He wanted professional headshot for LinkedIn as well as for job interviews as he looks for work in the financial field after graduation. We came up with many different looks for him so he can have variety for his collection of headshots. We did portraits inside and outside the studio, both casual and professional looks! Planning [...]
The Ngeyesan family from Bloomfield, New Jersey have been regular clients as I document their growing family each year. They last were in to commemorate Tracey's pregnancy, and this was the first portrait with the new baby. The kids became the stars of the show: they loved the studio, the lights, the camera, and the directing. They are definitely natural born actors / models. The sheer amount of energy coming from the kids was enough [...]
The energy that develops during a family portrait can be something really magical. A few weeks ago, the Nee family came in to get portraits taken. The session starts slowly as we get used to each other, but quickly it changed to laughing and having a great time. It was then that I wanted to do something really fun, something that would push my own creative envelope. I decided to "manufacture" a portrait [...]
Montclair, New Jersey author Patrick Mondaca, came in last week for professional headshots for website and future book jacket portraits. A world traveler, Patrick has written extensively about his experience serving in the National Guard in Iraq. Writing in a terse, spare style that reminds me of Hemingway, his work is so vivid I swore I could feel the desert heat. His description of wearing a gas mask made me feel claustrophobic. He is working [...]