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…

Coney Island Love Affair – Mermaid Parade 2013

Although I was only at the Mermaid Parade for a few hours this year, it seemed to be the perfect amount of time. I don’t go for the actual parade, I arrived hours after the parade. The idea of photographing people “parading” down a street doesn’t interest me at all. But afterwards, as the worlds of spectacle and spectators intertwine on the boardwalk and…

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,…

Lyrics Project

I’ve been shooting for my new project based on song lyrics that have in any way moved,inspired or intrigued me and the further I go with it, the more I find myself motivated with new ideas and possibilities for it. I don’t know what will be included in the final body and I don’t immediately marry lyrics to images.  It’s been very interesting so…

No Day at the Races

“Despite his attempts to make a few extra bucks to put towards the new bicycle fund, little Freddy’s luck with the horses that day had run dry.” I took this photo last summer at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

Moonflower

This is the cover of my cousin Gianna’s new book Moonflower featuring my beautiful wife.Ingredients: One public park after-dark, a million mosquitoes, two photographers and two cops that approached us with flashlights to question our “shady” activity.  Good thing I had a few flashlights of my own,,,like four.

My Kind of Town…I think

When work requires travel, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I get to “see the town.” Sometimes, there’s just no time for anything beyond a quick bite and rest.  I have yet to actually see Chicago, but the hotels have been very nice… Was I tired? – you ask.  I was out like a light…  

Baby Be Mine Maternity

I love working with other local business owners in the Hartford area.  Helen Tekce & Isabelle Gartner are the owners of Baby Be Mine Maternity; an innovative company that has successfully fused function & fashion, offering a full line of maternity wear and hospital gowns.  Our shoots are always high-energy and creative, our models have such genuine enthusiasm it would be hard not to…

Compass to the Northern Sky

I was fortunate enough to be asked to photograph some amazing star maps made by the Municipal Prints Company in Brooklyn, NY. They are printed beautifully in either black or navy and aside from shooting the maps themselves I had a blast working with the company’s creator Sheldon Yeager on an environmental shot we did in my studio. My love for astronomy has been…

Lois…Louis…What’s the difference?

While packing my things for the move into our new home, I came across this nameplate that my parents bought for me when they took my sister and I to Disney World when I was very young. How young?  I guess I could be rationalizing, but young enough to be terrified by someone who approached me in a Big Bad Wolf costume. I’m told…

Mightier than the sword

I recently purchased an app for my i-Phone which allows you to use your finger to write notes on your phone screen. Strange things tend to happen to me all the time but this may be the strangest.  I couldn’t sleep last night so I decided to come to my studio to do some work.  I don’t think I was expected because when I…

A single bluebird

Recently I was reading about the current Elliot Erwitt exhibit at The International Center of Photography.  He is one of my favorites and I hope I get to see the exhibit. Last fall my wife and I went to see the Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand exhibit at the Met and although the prints are breathtaking, it was pretty overwhelming to take on in one day….