Harlem local Jean Andre Antoine’s passion for videography led him to explore the world of photography, where he brings his eye for movement and cinematography to photo shoots to capture capturing memorable family moments, individual portraits, and elegant boudoir scenes. Each shoot demands Antoine’s full attention as he seeks to put clients at ease, ensuring every session’s images reflect a natural, genuine version of their subjects regardless of the setting, style, or purpose of the shoot. Antoine consults with clients about attire and any concerns they have before the shoot, and encourages subjects to plan ahead for sessions by checking over his list to arrive better prepared than a bomb shelter stocked with 10 years’ worth of Chef Boyardee. Antoine also applies his knowledge of digital retouching to spruce up raw images before handing them over as traditional prints or safely stamped on a CD
Treehouse Sound helps amateur and professional musicians to unleash their creative vision with recording, video, and web services. The 4,000 square-foot state-of-the-art multimedia studio, which has captured the sounds of previous clients such as Gym Class Heroes, The Gaslight Anthem, and Run-DMC, brims with enough gadgetry to make RoboCop swoon. The long list of equipment includes a Pro Tools HD2 system with Waves Mercury plug-ins, microphones including a Neumann U87 and a Shure SM7, and preamps from Neve and Focusrite. Musicians abandon homemade cardboard-box drums and tinfoil guitars for the studio?s high-end instruments, among them Gibson guitars, Slingerland and Tama drums, Ampeg and Fender amps, and an Allan Lawrence upright piano. Knowledgeable staffers can also help to polish albums with arranging, mixing, and mastering services and also dabble in video production and personalized web design.
The Crop Shop protects memories from disappearing into the black hole of time by scrapbooking photos and memorabilia onto handsome heirloomable cardstock. Modern scrapbooking shuns the sticky and yellowed photo-ruining ways of the past, using acid-free, lignin-free paper goods to ensure snapshots linger for future generations like a cryogenically frozen 8-track tape. Deliver up to 100 photographs and/or various scrapbookable souvenirs to The Crop Shop’s friendly staff, who will creatively forge a 8”x8” scrapbook of custom art for your bookshelf, stuffed with 10 pages of reminiscence. This Groupon includes two yards of ribbon, four stickers, and a combo of 25 brads and eyelets, but further embellishments can be purchased to fortify your time capsule, stylishly informing the 22nd century of your failed attempt to crown yourself president.
The pearly white of a toddler’s first tooth. The glow of a young woman’s cheeks on her sixteenth birthday. These are the things that Classic Imaging Photography’s experts seek to capture with a deft click of the shutter. The professional photographers position subjects during in-studio shoots or go on-location to snap images of newly engaged couples in the park where they met or defeated a rival family of swans. The shutterbugs also photograph or capture video of cake-cuttings and dances at landmark events, attempting to stay quietly in the background all the while. To generate souvenirs and bolster revelry, the crew also brings photo booths to parties.
At Right Angle, owner Pablo Godoy and his staff of skilled artisans complete each framing project in-house at one of three locations. They use museum-quality materials such as anti-reflective glass, Bainbridge cotton, and acid-free mat-boards. Using moulding styles by Larson-Juhl, the shop provides handsome settings for everything from treasured paintings to family heirlooms such as your grandpa's favorite chair.