Wedding Photos That Look Like Paintings | by New York City Wedding PhotographerReviewed by G.E. Masana on Nov 26Rating:
That’s what one wedding couple said recently about the portraits I created for them.
When I attended NYC’s High School of Art & Design (lots of famous artists went there, including one internationally famous fashion designer, a three time Tony award winning actor and one world-renowned jazz singer) I learned illustration and painting at the hands of the best artists in NYC at that time, notably Max Ginsburg, Irwin Greenberg and Alvin Hollingsworth, who collectively introduced me to The Society of Illustrators on East 63rd Street where further studies could be obtained.
Like other high school kids though, there were days I cut school. Unlike other high school kids cutting school, I’d spend the day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and walk the halls devoted to hours studying the paintings of Masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. Maybe I learned as much or more there.
One of my influences was a 19th century painter, John William Waterhouse, known as the best of the Pre-Raphaelite and Neoclassic painters. His work is timeless and today can be found in numerous galleries and held in private collections. His art evokes a sense of mythology. His subject matter always about the mystique surrounding a woman’s beauty, charm and sexual allure.
Small wonder it influences my wedding photography portraiture today.
Over the next several weeks, I’ll blog my favorites.