The patriot

A Trump supporter wearing american flag at a MAGA event in washington sq park  Photographed ny NYC Photographer BABAK
Portrait of a man with American flag in Washington Sq park at a MAGA event. BABAK Photo NYC 2017

From the train

High Sutter speed photo out of train on the way to Toronto from Ottawa Canada
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

The Wall

Ai Weiwei’s pro Trump wall Art installation under  Washington Square park  arch  Photograph Bt NYC Street Photographer BABAK

Ai Weiwei’s Wall in Washington Square park NYC Oct 2017

Tom Keifer

Tom Keifer On stage in NYC at BB Kings giving his all for ROCK AND ROLL  Photograph by NYC Photographer BABAK

Photo g BABAk NYC 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

34th street

34th street NYC Photograph in Color - Changing face of NYC - Photographed by Street Photographer BABAK
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

Intercoiffure Presidents Award

The Presidents Awards Was presented to NYC Hair Photographer BABAK at Intercoiffure NYC

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

Hair Fashion Photographer receiving the Presidents awards at Intercoiffure in New York City NYC

Photo Haixia

Tom Keifer

Tom Keifer with Savannah Snow Back stage at BB Kings NYC Post show Photograph by NYC Photographer BABAk
Tom Keifer & Savannah Snow back stage post show in New York City.
BABAK Photo 2017

Intercoiffure NYC

Asian model  on a couch Shot  in a Moulin Rouge club setting shot for michael van salon by NYC Fashion Photographer BABAk

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

Union Square MAGA

Jovi Val -Pro Trump Demonstrator wearing a MAGA hat at Union Square In NYC with American Flag Photographed By Street Photographer BABAKJovi 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

Tom Keifer band

Black and white photograph of Tom Keifer Band Back stage at BB Kings In NYC Photographed By BABAK NYC Music Rock Photographer

Photo © BABAk 2017 NYC www.babak.ca

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

Intercoiffure NYC

Asian Model with Short Black hair and mask make up  back stage at the Intercoiffure_NYC_ Show Photographed by BABAK NYC GAshion Photographer

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

Photo Shoot EastVillage

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

Portrait of Joan Harrison Canadian hairdresser and published of the Canadian hairdresser magazine and Mirror awards  Magazine  Photographed By Toronto Photographer BABAK
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

Hungry

Model juxtapose with homeless person on St marks in east village posing together iphotographed by street Photographer BABAk In NYC

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

Floating

Photograph of a model in a swimming pool floating  at night photographed by BABAk NYC Art Street Photographer  BABAK 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

Webster Hall

Blond NYC Model Posing out side Webster Hall  In east Village NYC the Last show  before Closing down - Photo by NYC Street Photographer BABAK

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

Boeing 767 Hair

Model with hair hair made out of 69 Boeing 787 in a Hair Are Photo By NYC Hair Fashion Photographer BABAk

Photo © BABAK NYC 2017 www.babak.ca

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

Las Vegas Shooting

View From hotel where Las Vegas Shooter Was shooting the concert goers

Photo © 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

Kids In America

2 androgynous kids holding hands on 3rd Av East Village

Photo © BABAK 2017 east Village NYC www.babak.ca

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.

Smoking

Model with short Hair Smoking and carrying a pot of food wearing Oven cloves

Photo © BABAK www.babak.ca

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

Ice cream man

 

Saturday night In East Village NYC - Street Photo Showing people Kissing and having ice cream

Photo © BABAK 2017 – NYC www.babak.ca

A Saturday night in East Village 3rd av & 11th street NYC – BABAK Photo

Hair Art

Artistic Hair Photograph of  model with short hair

Photo © BABAK 2017 www.babak.ca

A remix-ed Photo of a GoldWell Trend Zoom Photo. BABAK

AvantGarde Hair

 

Photo of an asian Model with Huge Avant GArde Hair _ Shot for NAHA Awards

Photo © BABAK 2017 www.babak.ca

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

Trump

Reflections on Trump Tower in Chicago with Golden Hour Light

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

Night Street Portrait of Musician  In East Village NYC - Street Photo

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

Kiss In Union Square Park

LoversKissing in Union Square Park Summer nights NYC - B&W Street Photography

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

Heart Breaker

Short Hair Model wearing long skirt and hanging off a London Double Decker Bus - Lit with Natural  light  by Photographer BABAk

Shot on location on a London Bus

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

Girl & Boeing 787

Portrait of a girl while a Boeing 787 passes over her 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

Models & Motorcycles

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

Man in EastVillage

BABAK_Color Street Photography NYC

Man in East Village NYC  –

Hair Fashion

Avant Garde Hair Fashion Model on stage at ABS Chicago Show - BABAK Photo - NAHA Awards

Photo © BABAK 2014

Avant GArde model main stage at ABS Chicago hair fashion show  BABAK Photo  2014

Spyro Gyro

Julio Fernandes of Spyro Gyro  Live at The Blue Note NYC  - Photographed with 50 mm Leica M  in Black and white  - BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2014

Julio Fernandes of Spyro Gyro  Live at The Blue Note NYC  BABAK Photo

1970s NYC

1970s cadillac parked on Snow Broadway In NYC at Night Photo BABAK

Photo © BABAK 2014 www.babak.ca

Cadillac  & snow on Broadway  NYC  – BABAK Photo

MD-88

Shadow Photo of A Delta Air lines Md-88 Taking off from Atlanta Airport  BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2014

Self portrait – MD-88 Take off from Atlanta –  BABAK Photo

lee

Model Floating on the white studio back ground a raw Fashion BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2014

Katee Lee floating in white  – BABAK Photo

NYE

Sexy Legs & stockings - New Years Party NYC  BABAK

Photo © BABAK 2014

Happy New Year  – BABAK Photo 2014

 

Street portrait NYE

Portrait of man on Broadway NEw York NYC   in Black and white  BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2013

Man on Broadway NYC  New Years Eve 2013  – BABAK Photo

Basketball

Man Playing Basketball in the after snow slush in The Village NYC - BABAK Street Photo

Photo © BABAk 2013

Playing Basketball in the after snow slush in The Village NYC  – BABAK Photo  2013

Snow Portrait

Kristin in the village NYC Snow day in Black and white Photo BABAK

Photo © BABAK 2013

Kristin in the Village  NYC 2013  BABAK Photo

Waiting at Union Square

Soldier Waiting at union Square - NYC street Photography Color  BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK www.babak.ca

Man waiting at Union Square – BABAK Photo  2013

NAHA Awards -BABAK

ection I photographed for NAHA HAir dressing Awards / Competition BABAK Photo

Photo BABAK 2013

NAHA Awards Hair collection Published work – BABAK Photos

14th Street man

Man crossing 14th street in NYC rain storm - Black and white Street photography

Photo © BABAK www.babak.ca

Crossing 14th Street in the rain – BABAK Photo Nov. 2013

Street Portrait

Avant Garde Street Portrait - Play with Depth of field and focus - London street Photography BABAK

Photo © BABAK 2013 www.babak.ca

Street Portrait – Photo BABAK 2013

Oddjob

Street Photography  London England - BABAK Photo  2013 In Black and white

Photo ©BABAK 2013 www.babak.ca

Man on street  – London 2013 – BABAK Photo

La Taza De Oro

La Taza De Oro Puerto Rican food  Dinner in NYC  New York City  Photo BABAK

Coffee At La Taza De Oro  – Photo © BABAK 2013

737 & ERJ

Wing Shot from a Boeing 737 over Atlanta Airport  & a ERJ  waiting  - BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK www.babak.ca

Take off wing shot from Atlanta  Hartfield -Jackson Airport. Seat  3A Boeing 737 – BABAK Photo  2013

NAHA Awards

NAHA  Awards North American Hairstylist of the year collection Published on the cover  - BABAK Photo

Photo BABAK www.babak.ca

NAHA Awards collection on the cover – Hair Sal Misseri  Photography BABAK

 

 

Q-Ball

Red Ball on Q train Tracks NYC Subway / Street Photo BABAK

Photo BABAK 2013 www.babak.ca

Red ballon Q train tracks at Union Square NYC – BABAK Photo 2013

Garbage

Street Garbage can on 3rd street full of NYC summer Garbage & the Voice News Paper - BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2013 www.babak.ca

Summer Garbage on 3rd Av at midnight – BABAK Photo 2013

Polina

Color Avant Garde Shot of model in the window of BANK of America on 7th Av NYC BABAK Photo

Photo © BABAK 2013 www.babak.ca

 

Polina at Bank of America in color – BABAK Photo 2013