Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cover - The Sunday River Issue

This year has been a great year in terms of the editorial work we have had published. Most of all because we have been fortunate enough to make it into several covers. Today I want to share with you the cover of The Sunday River Issue that we shot for Maine Home + Design Magazine. You can find it on the newsstand through the month of November. We also collaborated with Janice Dunwoody who did the styling for the shoot. This residence had some great views that would make any avid skier want to live there. Hope you enjoy the images.

A middle aged couple sets off on cross country skiis for the Mahoosuc Mountain trails, along with their Australian shephard, from their home in Newry, Maine.

A residential bedroom filled with warmth and accented with reds and oranges overlooks the ski trails in the mountain region of Newry, Maine.

American and Corinthian granite, crafted by Keystone Masonry in Maine, brings the natural elements of the surrounding woods and moutains indoors.

The long galley kitchen, designed Bethel Kitchen Designs, in a ski home in Maine overlooks a stretch of Grafton Notch, with the slope of Puzzle Mountain on the western side.

The living room, featuring a granite slab fireplace and a bird's eye maple mantel, utilizes floor to ceiling windows to accent the stunning view of Sunday River and the ski slopes.

Faux fur accent chair sits near large windows overlooking the mountains in Newry, Maine.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Augusta Mall

This year we had one of our favorite and most loyal clients come to us to photograph one of their retail properties. Although I am always grateful with all our clients for trusting us with their photography, this company has a special place in my heart. Back when I first moved to Maine my then wife and I decided to adopt a child. At first we were looking to adopt one child but the opportunity presented itself to adopt a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. As most of you are aware, adopting can often be expensive. Well, this client started collaborating with us that year and unknowingly got us closer to make the adoption a reality through the work they gave me. For that I will alsways be grateful.

The shoot took place at the Augusta Mall. This is about the fourth time we shoot at the mall although this time the client wanted to take a different approach. They decided they wanted to incorporate models in the shoot to play the role of shoppers. Using real shoppers was not an option due to the use intended for the images and needed the people in the images to be willing to sign a model release.

Our client reached out to Heather Coutts of Clemente Productions to assist with the production aspect of the shoot involving finding models, props and styling. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Heather who did a superb job in finding us the talent we were looking for.

I hope we have another opportunity to collaborate with Heather and our client in photographing other of their properties throughout New England in the near future.

Pedestrians at the Augusta Mall shop national retail stores such as Old Navy and Ulta.
A family walks out of the LongHorn Steakhouse, developed by WS Development, holding shopping bags from the stores at the Augusta Mall.
A young mother and her daughter pass by American Eagle Outfitters as they shop an open air strip mall in Augusta, Maine.

Two children run hand in hand pass other shoppers at the Augusta Mall in Maine.

Shoppers leaving and entering retail shops at the Augusta Mall in Maine.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Behind The Lens - Down East Magazine

Last month we had the fortune of collaborating with Down East Magazine in creating images for their Maine-Made Gift Guide that will hit the stands on November 25th. We had a great time during the two day photo-shoot working along side Visuals Editor Mark Fleming, Digital Editor Laura Serino, Stylist Emily Hricko of Emily Elizabeth Events and of course my trusted assistant Chris.

The folks at Down East were kind enough to share with us the video from the shoot and I wanted to share it with you. The video was shot by Kevin Sennett who I thought did a great job and was great to have on set as well.

Keep an eye out for the December issue where you will find great gift ideas all made here in the great state of Maine.

Friday, November 7, 2014

John Bisbee for American Craft Magazine.

This summer I had the opportunity to photograph John Bisbee who is one of my favorite Maine based artists. The shoot just got published and I am now able to share it here with you. We collaborated on this project with American Craft Magazine, published by the American Craft Council and it was a blast. The shoot took place at the Brunswick Mill where John has his studio. I had the opportunity to see him at work and experience a bit of what happens there everyday. John and his team are all great people and the sense that there was always something creative going on was palpable. Within the studio space we saw a lot of John's work as well as some of his girlfriends and apprentices work.

It was really interesting to see the work that John was excited about, for me it was all exciting since it was the first time I saw some of it. It was interesting to observe the evolution from one piece to another. Made me reflect on the way some of my work may relate to each other and on my own evolution as an image-maker.

I want to thank John and his team for collaborating with us and making it such a memorable experience.

John Bisbee, an american sculptor, stands in his Brunswick Maine studio among his "Only nails, Always differnt" scupltures.

A single nail twisted and flattened by sculptor John Bisbee as a token of appreciation to Irvin Serrano Photography.
A small gift John made for me while I was photographing him at work.

Artist John Bisbee rolls one of his sculptures made from nails across his studio in Brunswick, Maine.

A dog lays in front of scupltures made entirely of nails and created by John Bisbee at his studio in Brunswick Maine.

A close up detail of the nails making up one of John Bisbee's sculptures.

His dog looks on as John Bisbee hangs a sculpture on the wall in his Brunswick studio in Maine.

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