Portrait of a man with American flag in Washington Sq park at a MAGA event. BABAK Photo NYC 2017
I shot this photograph from a fast moving train from Ottawa to Toronto. You can spend a few hours looking for the right landscape and time your shot so you get a right composition. Before you know it you have arrived at your destination. I shot this at 1/4000 second and high iso BABAK Photo Oct 2017 Canada
Ai Weiwei’s Wall in Washington Square park NYC Oct 2017
This is a fast moving show, Tom Keifer & Tony Higbee [the guitars] are ways moving with a bursts of energy which makes for great shots but technically difficult in a low light environment. I used a 135 mm lens with 1/400 to catch the sweat drops – BABAK Photo 2017 NYC
Corner of 8th Av & 34th street NYC in color. Pockets of the old New York is slowly disappearing. The bounce light off the glass buildings near by makes this shot work in color. BABAK Photo NYC 2017
What a great surprise guys! Was called out at the Intercoiffure US / Canada show in New York City on Oct 8 2017 and awarded the Presidents award. I shot my first hair shoot in 1989 and since 1990s i have specialized in hair fashion photography. I like to thank Intercoiffure , Frank Gambuzza, the president of Intercoiffure, and Van Council for their kind words and appreciation of my work. Thanks guys BABAK
Tom Keifer & Savannah Snow back stage post show in New York City.
BABAK Photo 2017
This shot is a part of the collection i photo-ed for Intercoiffure NYC with Van Michael Salon team doing the hair & make up – We used a night club for location – I remember it was very hot which made doing the hair just that much more complicated. You have to light & shoot fast when u have many sets to shoot & weather is not ideal but its always more inspiring to shoot on location.
i have a BTS film for tis collection as well
BABAk Photos 2017
Jovi Vai in action – Union Square and Washington Square park, they are a few 100 feet away from each other but they have completely different feel and character, even with in the parks there are different pockets of people. Union square is some ways like “Speakers corner ” in London England where people gather to protest, rap, perform and some times debate. You always meet interesting people at street debates. Free speech is an iq test!
Photo BABAk NYC 2017
Had a chance to Photograph the Tom Keifer Band [ Lead singer of the Group Cinderella ] at the BB Kings In NYC last night. The level of energy out of this band is 11. Make sure you catch the show when it comes to your area. I shot this with the harsh over head lights of the cinder block walled hallways of the back stage. After the show shots are a lot grittier more emotion filled and more real to me. Thanks guys BABAK
I shot This model Back stage right before she went on stage at Intercoiffure NYC 2017 – I find the energy and the grungy light back stage makes for very iconic photographs with good stories for future generations. Some times back stage is the stage. This was Van Michael Salon team presentation model at the Show.
I like to Thanks the Intercoiffure for presenting me with the Presidents awards at the show – much appreciated – Photo BABAk With very high iso and low shutter speed
Very late night improvised shoot & quick eats t at Japanese on St. Marks Place In East Village New York City with Model Alex Feldman. I tried on camera flash for sone of the shots and stretchiest for others. Each lights open new stories and spaces to shoot – My favorite shot from the shoot was “Starving” with Alex & the other person on the street which engaged us . There is another person that started to urinate on our set – The strange s of the street shooting Photos Music Film © BABAk 2017 www.babak.ca
Joan Harrison was a Canadian hair dresser and the publisher of the Canadian hairdresser magazine which held the annual Mirror hairstyling awards in Toronto.
She Past away sat 6 October 2017, I had known her for many years, shared great memories from trying to scape cube where we were on a photo shoot to travels to long Beach, airport hang outs and many Hair styling events as well as many photo shoots for the magazine. She was an industry power house who loved and understood photography. She be missed – BABAK
I Shot this at a bout 4:00 am on St Marks Place in East Village NYC – Many people approach you when you are shooting models on the street – Model : Alex Feldman – BABAK Photo
This is an after shoot photo -The photo shoot does not end when hair & make up packs up and the lights are shut off. The good photos happen at any time. This was shot after a long day, we just had dinner with some of the crew and models staying at the same hotel. She jumped in the out door pool – in January! I did a few photos with my Fuji X 100. BABAK Photo
Mima Model posing out side Webster hall in East Village NYC on one of the last days before the club closed down. Webster hall has been around since 1980s. This shot reminds me of Blondi [ 1980 s Rock singer ] out side CBGBs, another iconic NYC punk club that closed its doors in 2006 BABAK Photo
I re mix-ed an old shot by taking out the hair and replacing it with a bout 60 Boeing 767 planes. It added a whole new life to the image – Photo & Concept BABAk 2017
This the View from Luxor hotel which is a little to the north of Mandalay Bay where the Shooter was firing the concert goers on Sunday Oct 1 2017. Shooters view would have been about 600 meters or so to the right of the photo. The stage seems faraway . This Photo was taken with a 35 mm lease so it appears farther away than it seems.
Wishing the best for every one involved and hurt by this evil event.
BABAK Photo Summer 2017
Shot this one on 3rd av in East village NYC – Was a very fast moment. I kept and played with the color for the story.
An out take from a collection that i shot for Van Michael Salon. We had all the models doing a domestic tasks, it worked out very well BABAK Photo Atlanta
A Saturday night in East Village 3rd av & 11th street NYC – BABAK Photo
A remix-ed Photo of a GoldWell Trend Zoom Photo. BABAK
Shooting these type of photos is all about “seeing” the hair on set while shooting and getting the hairdresser to fix as you see the problem areas. What the camera sees is what the audience sees. Photo/ concept /retouching BABAK
Reflections on Trump Tower In Chicago. I always seems to stay around this area every time I come to Chicago for Hair Fashion Shoots. This area is now busy with tourist, tourist busses, agents selling Chicago tours and tourist taking photos against the building. Shot on my Fuji X 100 – BABAK Photo Sept 2017 Chicago
Street portrait of a street musician in East Village New York City. Things are more dramatic at night as long as you find the light. This one was shot on a 50 mm at about 2.8. BABAK Photo
Intimacy in New York – Lovers saying good by in Union Square a major subway train hub in New York City. 1 NYC Mile is equivalent to about 10 mile in other cities when it comes to commute and travel distances. I shot this on my Leica in color & decolorized it because the mix of street color was distracting. BABAk Photo Summer 2017 NYC 1/90 at f4.0 35mm
One of my favorite collection which I Photographed in London England on a Road Master double decker bus – one of the old London buses – I had traveled on them as a kid and always found the aesthetics to be very unique. I Photo-ed most of the models with natural light but London gets dark at 4:00 pm in October so i had to plug in a set of strobes after that. I worked with a great team at Van Michael Salon, we had good times and high energy. Thanks to Van Council for the opportunity – I Made a home made / BTS film of some of our time at the shoot, with the final images at the end of the video. BABAK Photos
I wanted a different plane shot at the end of one of my favorit runways so i took my frend Anna to runway 23 to hang and shoot. The light and the sky was just right at the time the Boeing 777 went over our head . The Photo is made with all available light and a few minutes later we lost the light. Waiting for the right plane is always a challenge – you want the ” heavies” [ meaning larger planes ] in the shot for more of a dramatic effect. I used a 70-200 2.8 on this one with 1/125 sec at f 8.0 – needed some depth of field to keep the 777 in focus – BABAK Photo Model Anna www.babak.ca
I found this bike in the storage room of the studio & decided to use it last minute too add a story line to the shots – To me the whole story like has a “get away or run away ” feel to it
Photography & Art direction BABAK www.babak.ca Shot in 2009
Film Music Photos © BABAK 2017
Avant GArde model main stage at ABS Chicago hair fashion show BABAK Photo 2014
Julio Fernandes of Spyro Gyro Live at The Blue Note NYC BABAK Photo
Self portrait – MD-88 Take off from Atlanta – BABAK Photo
Man on Broadway NYC New Years Eve 2013 – BABAK Photo
Playing Basketball in the after snow slush in The Village NYC – BABAK Photo 2013
Man waiting at Union Square – BABAK Photo 2013
NAHA Awards Hair collection Published work – BABAK Photos
Crossing 14th Street in the rain – BABAK Photo Nov. 2013
Take off wing shot from Atlanta Hartfield -Jackson Airport. Seat 3A Boeing 737 – BABAK Photo 2013
NAHA Awards collection on the cover – Hair Sal Misseri Photography BABAK
Red ballon Q train tracks at Union Square NYC – BABAK Photo 2013
Summer Garbage on 3rd Av at midnight – BABAK Photo 2013