Chris Hernandez and Valerie Gatto for MMG

Behind the scenes shot of one of my favorite setups. Sunset on a Manhattan rooftop can’t be beat.

Model Management Group (MMG) is an internationally-acclaimed modeling agency with offices including Europe, Canada and the United States. Our models for this shoot were (America’s Next Top Model) and (Miss Pennsylvania 2014). They were both pleasant to work with and that’s half the magic of a successful photo shoot.

The apartment we shot in was a perfect setting for the first date. Additionally we shot on the roof of the building which had just the right light for a few minutes before sundown. All photos were taken using a Mamiya 645 Pro and Kodak Porta 400 and TMAX400 film. Thanks to Lew Monty for trekking into New York City for this shoot and taking behind the scenes shots and all his usual duties.

Before you dig into the photos, check out this quick video we did together on the roof. It’s a shame sunset only lasts for a few minutes, but I guess that’s what makes it special right?

To see more of my work, please visit

from on .

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group
鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Valerie Gatto for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Valerie Gatto for Model Management Group

鸿博彩票网址Chris Hernandez and Valerie for Model Management Group

Stylish Feminine Portraits With A Touch of Leather

Keep shooting. I tell myself this even though I can get overwhelmed. It’s being overwhelmed in the good way. The way every starving artist hopes to eventually be overwhelmed. Even though I have quite a few projects to wrap up, I found myself having that itch to photograph someone new this week. Luckily my makeup friend Wanida had a friend named Maria who kindly volunteered to take some pictures around New Brunswick. For the close up portrait work, we worked in my 鸿博彩票网址 studio and used just one main light and a canvas backdrop. That worked perfectly with her skin tone and black attire.

The abandoned lot in the neighborhood is a perfect backdrop right around sundown. It’s an odd combination of urban decay, workshops and what appears to be farmland. No lack of visual character in this city that’s for sure.

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址Maria Tenorio

鸿博彩票网址maria-tenorio-0363-2015-12-07