What’s in store for 2015?

 I’m not into predictions but I would say… watch out for this guy.

the reviews are in…

James Kuslan – New York City Artistic director and voice scout in the U.S. for German classical recording giant Deutsche Grammophon is the smartest looking person I met in 2014. Oh, and he’s amazingly talented and a lot of fun to work with too.

No really…how do you feel?

Trust me, the winter of our discontent is eerily intense when it takes place at this family occasion. Richard III Act 1 Scene 1…from the perspective of a mob boss. Glad I could grab a few stills in-between takes. You can view Wynter Woody’s monologue here   http://vimeo.com/theateroftheear/richard

What caught my eye…

Even though I was probably a bit rushed when placing my order at Starbucks these images really caught my eye, and I guess off the top of my head I would say personally it’s because I love portraits and color, but there is also a sense of a true moment being captured in the work that sparked my interest. So much so that I…

Revamped Website and New images from The Hollywood Portrait Project

Cool news for a hot summer day….The new website for http://www.LouRusso.com is up and now features the ability to fit the screen you’re viewing from to optimize the space and of course, the experience! Also, here are new images from The Hollywood Portrait Project.  So many people to thank for their amazing work, a truly talented group!  Makeup, hair and styling executed stunningly by…

Of desire and patience. Images from the Hollywood portrait project.

Taking the time to know yourself and follow your instincts leaves you open to many positive experiences. One of which is the path to creativity, a path that allows you to create for yourself and to shut out the second guessing voice that may otherwise  limit your abilities. I’ve always taken great interest in the classic black and white films of the 30’s, 40’s…

Hartford Denim Company

Stepping into Hartford Denim Company‘s workshop felt like taking a step back in time. Vintage Singer sewing machines everywhere I looked, lots of thread and of course stacks of denim.   The owners: Dave Marcoux, Marshall Deming & Luke Davis are driven by old-world craftsmanship, taking great pride in their products and the process. And btw…lifetime repairs are guaranteed!

More favorites from my shoot with Fatima

We did some great looking head shots, then we got into a zone for the sophisticated classic shots, but we had the most fun towards the end of the session with these…Again, my thanks to Amanda Russell for her awesome hair and makeup!

The Look

I’ve always been drawn to classic portraits of actresses of the 1930’s and 40’s made by the great Hollywood photographers like George Hurrell. Fatima was looking to do some head-shots and this is definitely one of my favorites from her session. Amazing hair & makeup done beautifully by Amanda Russell. We did a few funky ones as well which I’ll share later on…

Life in Slow Motion

I’m not much for lists beyond the “to do” list that helps add some sense to my days, just thought I’d share some things from the past year that inspired me, made me think, laugh etc… throughout the next few weeks. All my following posts will only update to my blog at https://lourussophotography.wordpress.com and Facebook Photography Page at https://www.facebook.com/LouRussoScenes so follow or like! First off,…

A bit part on MTV’s Made

It was awesome to get a call from the producer’s of MTV’s Made to see if I’d be interested in doing some portraits for a local aspiring fitness model they’re featuring for an episode. Why not right? We had a blast! My wife (also a photographer) finds great comfort in being behind the lens and does not like…well she hates… being in front of…

“The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” Edmund Burke

I grabbed this shot while on a recent location shoot for Nordstrom as an onlooker tried to get a glimpse of what was going on inside. Where would we be without our inherent curiosity? We push ourselves because we are curious as to how far we can go. Then we push further.  Curiosity is what keeps me motivated and aware of the fact that…

Fire and Fall Back

Working through the process of creating the main image for singer/songwriter Richie Kaye’s new website proved to be a truly collaborative effort.  Richie knew what he wanted the image to express but was also very open-minded, which in my opinion opened our possibilities and put us on a very creative path. Styling by Priscilla Russo. His new album “Fire & Fall Back” is out…

You Enhanced

  A favorite from my session with Leslie Polgar, the owner of You Enhanced image consulting in West Hartford. Leslie is a natural at what she does and was a pleasure to photograph!

“Offshoot” of the shoot

  I met Will while shooting a job for Triple Frog design over at Hall’s Market and asked if he was up for being part of my photo project “Fear Isolation & General Discomfort”.  The project theme was comical and featured him with an empty ornate bird-cage, but this was one of my favorites from the shoot not related to the project. He’s  wearing…