At the age of 19, photographer David Haskell made the acquaintance of an InStyle magazine editor. He recounted this story during an interview with VTalk Radio Photography Spotlight, adding, the editor invited me to “their offices in Toronto and asked if I would cover an editorial thing." Within a few weeks, Haskell started working with Revlon Canada, and ultimately landed in New York. Since then, his work has been published in more than 70 countries and his subjects have ranged from Phyllis Diller to Jay-Z.
Reflecting on his success, Haskell places special emphasis on the importance of "taking care of the people you're taking pictures of." This commitment to serving subjects reaches to the present: Regardless of whom he photographs, Haskell makes sure that his subjects feel comfortable and confident. He finds and uses light to highlight natural beauty, whether inside at his modern studio or outside at scenic landscapes or highway underpasses. His fellow photographers do the same, capturing models, fiancées, graduates, and families in shoots of various styles.
Health and Wellness at Citrine Stone Spa takes its name from a rare mineral that transforms and releases negative energy. According to the team of aestheticians, this quality reduces anxiety and stress, increases mental and emotional clarity, and spurs on creativity. With a menu of services, the spa’s staff hopes to do the same for clients. Massage therapists extract tension from muscles with practiced strokes and hot stones, and aestheticians revitalize visages during facials that employ anything from vitamin C to oversize lollipops to help guests look younger.