My friend Marc was back. He has a gig coming up in Los Angeles. So he needed to freshen up his look a little and have some new head-shots to take with him to L.A. We were goofing around and I got some fun pictures of him making some faces and playing with the foam board. Having fun with the photo shoot experience is really the best way to get your subject to open up and relax and capture the shot. In the beginning Marc said I could have only one shot. And that was the one of him posing with the foam core. But then he started having fun and he decided I could have a few more. Working with kids is always a blast!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Kingsley who is getting ready to record a new album. She is a soulful singer with a powerful voice. Rebecca and her guitarist Andy Argondizza soulfully performed in front of an audience of about 100 including some celebrities like Wyclef. On occasion Rebecca would even invite a friend from the audience come up and perform with them. The event was at Vinetta Project in the Meat Packing District, which doesn’t usually cater to live performances but was a cool little place that was perfect for a private performance. Enjoy the pictures!
I am happy to announce that Andrew Kaftan Photography has partnered with Change for Kids and will be the photographer for their 2012 Penguin Party. Change For Kids (CFK) is an organization that supports underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area and annually serves over 2,500 children in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Change for Kids is a one-school-at-a-time model that strives to make a real impact on elementary schools that do not have the funding to provide important learning opportunities that most schools have. Change for Kids represents hope for the children served by the program so that they may broaden their perspective through the arts, music, literacy and nutrition programs.
Past fund raising events of Change for Kids have included an Apres Ski Party in February 2011 and a Summer Rodeo in 2010. The Penguin Party is a black tie event attended by five hundred New York City young professionals looking to help underprivileged New York City elementary schools. The sold out event is February 24 at the Bowery Hotel and will feature music from East Coast Band. I will have some photos posted after the event. Guaranteed fun is going to be had by the attendees! Here is a link if interested in making a donation. Change for Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Be sure to check out the 2012 Penguin Party photo gallery!!! To be posted 2/24.