I was recently asked by Neiman Marcus to shoot a private party at a home on Marlborough street in Boston. I have been meaning to post a few photos from the event. Along with the usual cocktails, hors doeurves, the party featured jewelry for sale by London Jeweler Stephen Webster, who attended the party as the guest of honor. I photographed this party just a few days after returning from Detroit to photograph the decay and sadness that is surrounding that city right now. For me it was really a sharp contrast to see both ends in such a short time.
For me it was really a sharp contrast to see both ends in such a short time. While homes in Detroit are selling for as little as $50, there were items on the table in front of me selling for $50,000.
Over time I have really begun to enjoy photographing private parties. I am given the chance to weave around a room and capture my take on the evening.
Sometimes I feel like I am walking through a movie set, everything is done so perfectly.
I find that I spend a lot of time looking for details.
I feel I captured some great expressions that evening, using hands instead of faces.