What’s your Fursona?

2019-11-07T12:06:05-05:00February 6th, 2019|Essex County, Headshots, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, professional headshot, Studio|

Last week, I photographed Sarah who creates and sells custom Fursuits for people to wear at Furry conventions. The term Furry refers to folks who love anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.  Dating from the 1980s, Fursuits have been a way of expressing one's "fursona", the alter ego that a Furry takes on when wearing a Fursuit.   These amazing costumes are a tour-de-force of design and craftsmanship, taking hours to produce. Using [...]

They Serve Bagels in Heaven

2019-11-07T12:06:18-05:00January 31st, 2019|Essex County, Headshots, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, professional headshot, Studio|

Irene Weinberg, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, needed new photographs for her podcast and website. Coming into my studio, I was struck with how ebullient and enthusiastic Irene is and I wanted her portraits to reflect that energy. I consulted with Irene to select a wardrobe to send a message. "I was surprised how easy it all was with your guidance," Irene wrote me later, " down to choosing the best fashion 'looks' for what I [...]

Time Lapse Family Portrait

2018-12-02T10:16:55-05:00June 13th, 2018|Bergen County, Family portraits, Phil Cantor, Studio|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: Time Lapses. Time passes. The Lee family from Bergen County arrived at my studio with an interesting idea. They had taken a family portrait 15 years ago, by another photographer, that they wanted to recreate. The challenge was to capture the family in the studio as they appear TODAY ... in the same positions from 15 years ago! I consulted the original photograph in order to position [...]

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