In my spare time I work as a Teaching Assistant in the digital photography and darkroom departments at The International Center of Photography. It was there that I met Amie Rogosin Roditz who had a very eccentric look: a little rock’n’roll and a little Lower Eastside, which made the perfect combination for a very New York shoot. We became friends over the 10 week course and at it’s conclusion we exchanged business cards. Though it was the dead of winter, Amy and I reconnected and decided to do a lifestyle shoot of her and her husband, Rob, on their LES rooftop. Both Amie and Rob work for Montecastelli Selections Ltd. so naturally they have incredibly sophisticated wine palettes and a winter long supply of fine Italian imports. My advice to them was to just “be themselves,” which translated to organically suave with a little swagger. Rob and Amie were great sports as we worked together to style the shoot with an old vintage movie camera that belonged to Amie’s Dad, Rob’s guitar and aviator glasses and a very cool jacket that Amie’s Grandfather once wore. The hairpiece was made by yours truly and it was perfect on Amie! The shoot definitely had a vintage energy which is evident in each image and after a few glasses of vino, it was all smiles with the sun creating an urban glow across lower Manhattan.