May 1, 2014
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October 15, 2012
So I photographed Julia Louis-Dreyfus last month which was amazing. She let me do whatever I wanted so I had the hairdresser pin daisies in her hair, I gave her a hat, and she was game to try it all. I adore her and when she admired my bracelet from Argentina, I gave it to her…I guess I just felt good knowing she’s wearing my bracelet. When I took it off and handed it to her, she went “get out!” seriously?” I thought she was going to shove me and knock me down like she did to Jerry on Seinfeld. Her show Veep is hilarious and now she’s won the Emmy!
April 5, 2012
Willem Dafoe’s face is such a mix of things, with his high cheekbones and piercing blue eyes. He can look evil and menacing with his lascivious grin but when he starts laughing he looks like a little kid!
I photographed him this week at a beautiful hotel in Manhattan.
He has 3 big movies coming out: The Hunter, John Carter and Abel Ferrara’s 444
February 4, 2012
Just photographed Franchesca Ramsey yesterday. Her recent viral hit “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” was viewed over 5 million times in 5 days on You Tube! She’s awesome and we had alot of fun!
August 15, 2011
Griffin Dunne is such a quintessential New Yorker. This is my second time photographing him and he looks great. So smart and funny.
He was here at the studio to promote his film Last Night.
April 26, 2011
Today was a full house at my studio with so many actors, directors and publicists but the highlight was Abigail Breslin from Little Miss Sunshine. She is starring in a new movie called Janie Jones and she was here with the gorgeous Alessandro Nivola. Both of them brought their guitars and we had a little jam session!
March 3, 2011
William H. Macy
I have loved Bill Macy’s acting since seeing him as Jerry Lundegaard, the car salesman who hires Steve Buscemi to kidnap his wife in the Coen Brothers movie Fargo. Now he is on the hit Showtime series Shameless. He was shooting with me the other day here at my studio and the stylist had brought a few clothes. Instead, I pulled some of Miguel’s clothes out of his closet and dressed Macy myself. When Miguel got home and saw Bill hamming it up for the camera, he said, “Hey those are my clothes!” and Bill said “Yea, I checked all of your pockets and you’re out of Vicodin.” At the end of the shoot when Bill gave me his email address, I said sarcastically, “AOL?” and he goes, “Well, you still drive a Land Rover.”
January 17, 2011
Melissa Leo won The Golden Globe last night for best supporting actress in The Fighter and I thought she was great! She was here at my studio and was such a warm, beautiful person. And sooo smart. She’s a huge talent and extremely grounded. I’m so happy she won!
January 10, 2011
Emmy Rossum is on the new show Shameless on Showtime with William H. Macy. She’s absolutely gorgeous and amazingly fun to photograph. This is my Grandmother’s dress from her collection of vintage clothes and her top hat which I found in her attic. More pictures to follow on my website, I wish I could post them all!
November 2, 2010
Gael Garcia Bernal
I love this picture of Gael Garcia Bernal because it looks like you can peer into his soul. He was staying at The Hudson Hotel and we did this picture in the courtyard which is covered in Moroccan pillows. I love his eyes in this picture. Very warm and mysterious. He is charming, self-deprecating and a sweet guy. His movie with Diego Luna and Will Ferrell comes out in 2011 called Casa De Mi Padre.