09 Apr On Set With Cumberland Furniture
Back in January we spent a week in studio with my friend Michael Barile shooting some new Pieces for Cumberland Furniture. I always enjoy working in the controlled environment of the photo studio, especially after weeks of running around chasing the sun (or wishing there was some sun to chase). The pieces, designed by Yohandel Ruiz of RTKL were really a pleasure to work with. After all of the interiors we’d been shooting when the new year began, it was good to get into the studio to sort of catch our breaths. The esthetic of the sets, the abstract walls that create a soft sense of environment was something that Michael started working with several years ago and I loved manipulating them, creating space and then lighting to create a bit of intrigue. It’s the closest I get to playing Architect.
I thought this was a pretty nice portrait of Michael that I grabbed in between sets. Mr. Barile is one of the brightest creatives I’ve had the good fortune to work with and aside from art directing shmucks like me, he continues a strong pursuit of fine art work.