Though his experiences have included two stints in the army, graduate school in behavioral neuroscience, and a doctorate degree in computer science, photography has remained at Johnny Sandaire's core. A former staff photographer for his native Haiti's tourism department, he still draws inspiration from his travels; Johnny has snapped landscape, architectural, and still-life images everywhere from Poland to Brazil. He applies that same eye for detail to portrait sessions, during which his combination of candid and posed images have captured color and black-and-white pictures families, newborns, and stars such as Jim Carrey.
For over 40 years, the curatorial staff of Artist Frame Gallery have been stocking fine display items, art prints, and custom framing materials. A decade ago, interior designer Tena Mancini took over the seasoned establishment, and her keen eye for lively décor has informed the shop ever since. Tena stocks over 4,000 kinds of moulding, which can be used to enshrine unframed art, a fresh diploma, or the first draft of your novel. Influenced by Mancini's professional background, the gallery's diplomats can pay complimentary house- and office-calls to helpfully opine on framing and décor choices.
Flowers swaying in the breeze. A toddler’s fleeting grin. Smoke suspended in the air. Lillie Morales-Torres works to capture ephemeral things of beauty with her lens. She's spent the last seven years dedicated to this goal, creating modeling portfolios and high-fashion photo spreads for websites such as Jersey Fashionista, where she now serves as editor. In 2011, she won the first-place prize in a group show at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery for her photography of children. She also creates maternity images that celebrate the beauty of pregnant bellies and wedding shots that celebrate a new union or serve as evidence in lawsuits against the inventor of the Electric Slide.
From weddings, to fashion shoots, to sweet 16 parties, Millennia Imagery's expert photographer uses his camera lens to capture the best aspects of a person's personality. Millennia Imagery shoots many different styles, including glamour, pinup, and maternity. They can also work with kids.
Though Orlando expected his trip to Ground Zero to be a meaningful one, it wasn't until afterward that the visit profoundly changed his life. He had snapped some photos of the site, and upon seeing the proofs he was spellbound; their power convinced him to pursue photography professionally. Today he is more likely to be found shooting lovebirds than landmarks, as he mostly channels his passion into capturing weddings. However, the elements of realism that initially inspired Orlando still shape his work; he's been known to catch stolen moments such as a ring bearer scowling as a grownup adjusts his suit buttons, and a bride beaming as she gets a first glimpse of her freshly applied makeup. Like an alarm clock that gives wet willies, his style has not gone unnoticed—Orlando boasts Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire for 2010, 2011, and 2012.