Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Natascha Bessez Can Belt it Out!!

My friend Natascha Bessez posted her cover of Bruno Mars' Grenade yesterday on Youtube and it is hot. Natascha and I have shot together a few times. I put some of the photos below from the different shoots. She is a model, singer and former Miss Teen New York 2005. Here is a link to her Facebook Fan Page.

Some of our photos.





We also worked together on a big commercial prom catalog for Dave and Johnny . The former Miss Teen New York was perfect for the gowns. To buy a dress directly, try http://www.dresssuperstore.com/. I will try to post more from the Dave and Johnny catalog in the next couple weeks. We are about to shoot the new season and I hope we have Natascha as one of the models again!

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All photos were taken in my studio. The lighting varies a lot; from Canon Speedlights to natural light, to Profoto. The first several pictures were taken with a Canon 5D Mark II and the prom Catalog was taken with my Hasselblad H3D.

Thanks!
Michael Creagh

http://www.michaelcreagh.com

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Interview by Anne Darling's Blog

I was recently interviewed by Anne Darling for her blog on famous photographers, photographic history and techniques. It is a great blog that has practical photo info for photographers of every level. It even lists things like photo competition info, articles about social issues in photography, product reviews and recommended books.

Clicking on the photo below should enlarge it enough to read. However, it is probably easier to follow the link to read it on the blog itself and then check out the other article on the site. Also, at the end of the post, there are links to some other interviews I have done. There is some good advice for serious amateurs and beginning professionals.

http://www.annedarlingphotography.com/michael-creagh.html


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I am also listed in her article on High Fashion Photography. She very generously asks if I might be the top fashion photographer today or at least in the future. I thank her for the vote of confidence! Though I am beyond humbled to even be mentioned in the same discussion as Edward Steichen, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Horst P Horst, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.

http://www.annedarlingphotography.com/high-fashion-photography.html


Links to some other interviews:

Digital PhotoPro Magazine

Blub's Take 5 Blog

Blog Interview with James Robinson

Intro Magazine (in Bulgarian)

My Modern Met

What About Us Blog (in English and French)

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Thanks!
Michael Creagh

http://www.michaelcreagh.com

Buy My Book!!!

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/455779

http://highartweddingphotography.com

Check back at http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com as I update it weekly.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Michael Creagh named 2010 Hasselblad Masters Finalist

I just found out that I was named a 2010 Hasselblad Masters Finalist. I am very excited as Hasselblad is one of the greatest and most prestigious camera makers in history. Known for its technical precision and unrivaled quality, I have used Hasselblad cameras since I was an amateur photographer living in Brighton, England and am still a proud owner today shooting with a 39 megapixel beauty in my Manhattan studio.


There are 110 Finalists in 11 categories. Myself and 9 others were named in the Fashion and Beauty category; some really gorgeous work. There are too many great and inspirational photographers to name here, so I suggest following the link to my entry and then exploring all the great work by the many finalists. You can even vote on your favorites! It is a lengthy registration process, but it just might be worth it.


Below are a few screen shots from my fashion portfolio entry. The smaller thumbnails below the main pictures are some of the other fantastic work by the other finalists in the Fashion and Beauty category.



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I have been pretty fortunate in the last couple years to be recognized for several different awards.

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Blurb's Photography.Book.Now 2009 1st Runner-Up

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/1st-runner-up-in-photography-book-now-competition-awarded-to-michael-creagh/

Blurb's New York Awards Ceremony

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/photography-book-now-awards-new-york-2009-michael-creagh/

Blurb's San Francisco Ceremony

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/photography-book-now-san-francisco-event-michael-creagh/

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International Photography Awards 2008 & 2009 Honorable Mentions (New York)

2008

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/international-photography-awards-michael-creagh-awarded-honorable-mention/

2009

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/international-photography-awards-%E2%80%93-michael-creagh-awarded-honorable-mention-2009/

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Prix de la Photographie Paris Award - Water 2008 Honorable Mention (Paris)

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/honorable-mention-michael-creagh/

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Black and White Spider Awards 2009 & 2010 Honorable Mentions (London)

2009

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/black-and-white-spider-awards-michael-creagh-awarded-nominee/

2010

http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/2010-black-and-white-awards-london/

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Thanks!
Michael Creagh

http://www.michaelcreagh.com

Buy My Book!!!

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/455779

http://highartweddingphotography.com

Check back at http://michaelcreagh.wordpress.com as I update it weekly.