I am a Director of Photography and Fashion Photographer based in NYC.
Businesses have to tell their stories. Visually. I help them do it.
My primary focus is on capturing the moving image as DP. But I am confident and have the experience to operate as a one-man-band for small corporate projects, or wear multiple hats on smaller productions.
My approach to motion is to use the right tools for the task at hand. For me that means shooting with dedicated motion equipment, not re-purposing still equipment for motion. For me that means scaling down best practices from feature film for smaller motion projects, rather than scaling up from still to motion.
I have separate kits for the wide range of work I do. I have both an ENG kit for multi-camera event coverage as well a cine kit for narrative and commercial work. I own Sony camera kits or rent what suits the project. I edit in Premier and DaVince Resolve.
For me, when my background in technology, my experience in retail and marketing, my people leadership, and my visual expression all come together to execute a dance that results in people being stopped and paying attention to the story that is being told about a brand, about a product, about a lifestyle, or a person - that’s a beautiful moment.
“We were introduced to Jan when he photographed our showroom for an interview with Moda and Estillo. Our paths crossed again through our relationship with Fashion Group International. We had recently decided to develop an informational video in hopes of spreading our corporate message while marketing our services to potential new collaborators. We were fortunate that Jan was available considering his industry knowledge, familiarity with our company and expertise. Within two weeks, we had two versions of a fully formatted video that exceeded our expectations. I can’t thank Jan enough for his easy going professional input which made for an enjoyable and educating experience.” - Bob Sadin, Director Marketing at AGH Trimsource Inc.; 2015