When he’s not lavishly decorating the homes of famous friends such as Sylvester Stallone, Lil’ Wayne, and Jose Canesco, Anwar Zayden applies his meticulous designer’s eye to the projects of his clientele at Art Express Miami. At his on-site, full-service factory, Anwar and his team preserve prints, diplomas, and photos within 30 minutes with customized framing, or craft shadow boxes to showcase 3D items from plaques to swords. His in-home consultations help homeowners design and install new decorations within 48 hours, and his custom-made mirrors spruce up abodes with reflective surfaces that remind you you’re the fairest of them all even when you don’t ask. Inside Art Express Miami’s gallery, Anwar also stocks pre-framed pieces of decorative art that run the gamut from classical portraits to contemporary abstract canvases.
It wasn't until his teens that Puerto Rican native Rey Monroig seriously began playing the drums like his father, an accomplished percussionist. Music is still an essential part of his artistic life, but these days he splits his time behind the kit and behind the lens at Rey Monroig Photography. The same free-spirited yet controlled style that distinguishes Rey's drumming is evident in his photography, whether he's shooting families, expectant moms, or models. To bridge the gap between his two artistic specialties, Rey also photographs promotional stills, album covers, and live performances for fellow musicians.
Having worked production for major television networks, Bob and Rachelle decided to apply their talents to the more personalized task of preserving memories trapped on outdated formats. They do all the work in-house at DTV Home Movie Transfers, including transferring VHS, 8 millimeter, and Super8 contents onto DVDs. To craft a professional product, they also edit footage for smoother playback and create custom artwork for the DVD cases. Services also include audio transfers, as well as custom video presentation and mass-copying of DVDs and CDs.
Angie of Atv Art always has been in tune with her creative side. Ever since she was a kid, she was involved in art and music. Today, she majors in fine arts and puts her trained eye to work behind the camera. During portrait and special-event photography sessions, she captures fleeting but meaningful moments. For events such as weddings and bridal showers, she consults with clients; offers advice on clothing, theme, and location; and customizes shoots to each client’s specific needs.
The photographers at Varona Photography Studio strive to capture clients in their most glamorous state. To this end, hair and makeup artists collaborate with clients to create flattering looks for memorable headshots or alluring boudoir shoots. The shutterbugs specialize in documenting defining moments such as weddings, quinceañera and sweet-sixteen parties, and high-school graduations. They can also highlight a family’s love or a child’s love of macaroni in regular portrait sessions.
Ezzy Shot Studios is a photography studio, darkroom, video facility, and learning center all wrapped up in one location. Large wraparound windows and equipment such as strobes and soft boxes furnish the 1,000-square-foot studio, and the darkroom promotes the tradition of black-and-white silver printing. There’s also an editing facility with the latest nonlinear editing tech and a digital darkroom with Mac Pros, iMacs, and color printers. They can help with web design as well, and their workshops cover all areas of photography and digital design.
Maria-Ines Clarke, the owner of Boudoir by Marie, lavishes her clients with a detail-oriented service that frequently starts with glasses of champagne and hair and makeup styling. After subjects pick flattering threads from the corset rack, Clarke coaches them in seductive poses and facial expressions such as pouty lips or come-hither bunny ears. Her photo packages offer a range of shoot options from one to two hours, which ultimately yield printed booklets or online galleries of approximately 80 images.