Kesha Lambert Photography and the AboutFace Makeup Artist Network teamed up to create Lash to Lens, a one-stop shop for customized portraiture and modern lifestyle photography. Published in the New York Times, Boston Herald, and OK! magazine, Kesha Lambert and her supporting cast of savvy shutterbugs create a relaxed and fun environment for capturing life’s most memorable moments, whether it be a candid family photo, a sizzling boudoir portrait, or a reproduction of The Last Supper starring a litter of beagles. Each session is tailored to the client’s style and personality, incorporating clever props and interesting locales to create a customized photo shoot as unique as the subjects it snaps. AboutFace’s senior makeup artist, Charlene Armstrong, uses top-quality beauty products to hide blemishes, eliminate shine, conceal red eyes, and distract attention from obtrusive bunny ears, resulting in camera-ready countenances.
Whether capturing an aspiring professional, a grinning family, or a tidy living room, the team at Adlo Media employs its full expertise in the visual arts. Hopeful actors offer their best sides for headshots, and businesspeople smile for business-card photos. Many of its services cater to real-estate professionals, including brochures, property photography, virtual tours, and digital removal of entire unfinished basements.
Bradford Rowley's manually finished portraiture evokes the classic regality of a time when the paintbrush was mightier than the Polaroid. Each personally appointed opus begins life as a photograph in the artist's controlled studio environment. Individual subjects can regale the camera eye with defining aspects of their personality or hobbies, augmenting poses with props such as a violin, a horse-riding crop, or a high-school-mascot costume. After that, clients select a single shot to serve as the base of the future masterpiece. Up to eight layers of paint ensconce this initial image in the trappings of old Europe during the ensuing three-month artistic process. Bradford's team of classical crafters employs digital processes only when absolutely necessary, discreetly expunging unsightly bits of lint or the ghost of Warren G. Harding.
As a child, Julio Vilar always wanted to photograph his family's gatherings; at every birthday party and family reunion, he'd be the one trying to hold the camera instead of posing in front of it. These days, Vilar snaps shots all over New York City, capturing the dynamic angles and giant sea monsters that fill the city skyline as well as the subtle details of subway stations and neighborhood storefronts. Families, though, still remain his favorite subject. He specializes in family portraiture and infant photography, giving parents tangible memories of their children growing up.
Christina Marotto takes the time to truly capture each of her subjects’ unique personalities, prompting them with her motto, “If a photo is worth a thousand words, what will yours say?” A look at her work substantiates this claim, as her photos are filled with laughing children, smiling faces, and joyous couples lost in each other’s eyes. Christina also hones her patience as a Girl Scout troop leader, using her skills to corral children during family photo shoots and individual portrait sessions. When she isn’t racing down hills on her skis, Christina might be photographing them in her travel photography album, which also includes landscapes of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, Freedom Tower, and the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.