Randy's clients hire him because they need to tell a story. For more than 30 years, Randy has told people's and organizations' stories through portraits. Sometimes it's the story of how a company improves its customers' lives. It might be the story of a family's pride in their products or services through a business that has been handed down for generations. His visual stories have raised desperately needed funds, motivated people to take action, encouraged people, provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how things happen--and even turned pre-conceived notions inside out.
What sets Randy's images apart is his ability to be inspired by his subjects and to pass that inspiration on to us. Whether the subject is a CEO, puppeteer, or craftsman with a lifelong dedication to pianos, tailored suits, or stone--his portraits provide singular insight into people, making us want to know more about them too.
In a word--effiecient. When a CEO has exactly five pre-planned minutes for his annual report photograph, those five minutes are spent with a complete focus on him. Locations are pre-scouted, pre-lit, if necessary, and completely ready for the subject to enter the frame. And when we're done, were gone.
Randy can get along with anyone. His ability to quickly understand the message to be communicated, read clients, and put them at ease is why he is able to consistently deliver a comprehensive package of outstanding images and award -winning quality. Randy is there to meet his client's needs--not his ego's.
While Randy has staged the entire length of Wall Street for a corporate shoot with the Budweiser Clydesdales, he finds it far more creative to pull out visual opportunities from an "ordinary" place or business. He makes it work. He works with the location, coaching and directing subjects, controlling light, and materials at hand to deliver compelling stories every time.
Randy earned an A.A. in Liberal Arts along with a B.S. and an Honorary Master of Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography and has studied color under Jay Maisel. He has taught and lectured at Brooks, F.I.T., SVA , MS 51, in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, National Arts Club, Salmagundi, and other institutions. His images are collected by corporations and are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Public Library Archives.