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Lowrider

Low riders on Bleecker Street  in west village NYC  Photographed by NYC Street Photographer BABAK
Lowriders on Bleecker Street – West Village NYC Saturday Night Photo BABAK June 2018

NAHA Awards Mens Photoshoot


NAHA Awards Mens Collection Photo Shoot film
Photo Film Music Babak www.babak.ca
HAir: Jamie DiGrazia
Wardrobe Stylist: Pascal and Jeremie
Makeup Artist: Marie-Laure Larrieu + Gwendoline Carly
Shot with the help of Team Redkin NYC & CHRIS BARRON

Tired Tourist

Street Photography of a Tired tourist In East Village NYC  - Photo By NYC Photographer BABAk

Photo BABAK – East Village NYC – the light makes this shot for me

1980s Toronto

Skyline of Toronto in the 1980's Photographed bt Toronto Photographer BABAK
I shot this city line Shot of Toronto around 1988 using a 300 mm f4 L canon lens on Chrome film- Shooting with slide film meant you had to get the lighting perfect. Photo © BABAK 2018

Art director

Alternative Head Shot on Photo shoot set - By NYC Photographer BABAk Shot In Atlanta

I shot this portrait of the Art director on set with the client in front. On set, BTS & head shots are just as important as the actual shots when doing a photo shoot – BABAK Photo Atlanta 2017

Man in dinner

Man having a meal in a Dinner at Jane & Bloor St Toronto - Photographed by BABAK Toronto YYZ Photographer iN Black and shite
Was having a tea waiting on some one in an old dinner in Toronto, usually you don’t get great tea but this one was good. TV was on, some stripper claiming she slept with the president when then I notice this well dressed man enjoying his meal. Fired a few shot when person I was waiting for had arrived and I had to leave. BABAK Photo May 2018 Toronto

NAHA Awards Color Finalist 2018

NAHA Awards Hair Color Finalist 2018 Photography BABAK NYC - Toronto  HAir FAshion

Hair Color Shoot for the NAHA Hair Photo Awards in LAs vegas – We shot this collection at Redken studios in NYC.
Images like these don’t just happen, they require expertise and great team work which makes for a great shoot day.
Tis images made the finals.
Photographer: BABAK
Hair Lori Zabel
Wardrobe Stylist: Pascal and Jeremie
Makeup Artist: Marie-Laure Larrieu + Gwendoline Carcaly

Saturday Night NYC

Soon after my wife and I finished looking for houses for sale in Atlanta we decided to take a trip to NYC where we took a walk about in East Village and Washington Square Park. I prefer shooting street photography at night because I feel the night takes away some light and color distractions and always can be more dramatic. Shooting street video at night has it own challenges but I wanted to capture the Saturday night feel of East village in 2017s NYC. I find old street photographs & films ( if any) of old NYC or other cities fascinating. Its always interesting to see the changes and how and what people were like. Hope some of the images age well. Photo Film BABAK

Bring your own chair day

Man with his own chair in rush hour in a NYC Subway train , photographed by NYC Street Photographer BABAk

I photographed this image while I was going to a hair fashion shoot in NYC. I always carry a camera some where that is easily accessible. Camera in a bag is pretty much useless for street photography because by the time you pull it out and turn it on the moment is long gone. Street Photography is all about seeing things that are going to happen and be ready for them.
Photo BABAk

Odd Couple

Odd Couple - woman with funny cat hat & Man pushing a cart on NYC Street In The rain - Photo By NYC Street Photographer BABAk

Street Photography in the rain adds an interesting element to the photos. The wet pavement gives you high lights that make other wise ordinary photo stand out. It also gives you a bit of a cover from the subjects noticing you. People usually look down and don’t look a round when walking in the rain. Photo BABAk NYC

BTS film

We used fake walls and wires as props to shoot a NAHA Hair Fashion Shoot in 2009 – I just re edited one of the images with new back ground and then again with a new hair that i shot on an another model and then photoshopped on the original model.
Photo Music Film © BABAK 2018 www.babak.ca

Take off LGA 13

Wing Shot leaving runway 13 at LGA  with NYC skyline in the back ground - Photographed by NYC  photographer BABAK

Photo © BABAK www.babak.ca Feb 2018 LGA > ORD

To Shoot in your Salon or Studio

Question I am often asked is how much room do you need to shoot, can it be done in my hair salon or do we need a studio?

 

winner of International TrendVision Award for Wella Professional photographed by NYC photographer for cover of the Esthetic Magazine

Well TrendVision Award Photo shot in a small area of a hair salon

I have been photographing hair for hair industry since 1989 and I have shot almost any where. I have developed a technique that allows for shooting in very confined spaces with many people hanging a round with success. Having said that there are major advantages in using a pro studio when doing hair shoots which i think will make for better photo shoot.

One important point to keep in mind is the space that divides the actual shooting area with the prep area. You want keep the prep people away from the set but not too far or in other areas. It has been my experience that many prep people tend to relax and get in to playful mode after they done their prep work between models but that is exactly when the photographer & the model have to concentrate on their work. I feel the distraction of on lookers have a negative effect on the shoot.

I also find that hairstylist tend to be more creative when there is some natural light and they can take short breaks. Creating multi look “NAHA Competition styles” is very demanding on your creatively and you need all the advantages you can get. Good lighting in the prep area and shoot area is crucial for the stylist to see what is going on with the hair. poorly / dark shooting spaces make the hairstylist & photographer think the hair is better than it actually is leading to disappoint meant when you get the proofs.

 

behind the scenes hair fashion shoot- Studio or Location for hair shoot

behind the scenes photo – in a large pro studio

Shooting inside a pro studio will also make behind the scenes images and video a lot more interesting and pro looking when sharing on social or showing clients. behind the scenes film of shoots in salons or messy small locations always look home made no matter how great the end photos of the actual shoot look .

 

Large studios also have many different areas / sets to shoot in. This will make it very easy to shoot a different look with same models very quickly giving the client more options. I call these “secondary shots” * Secondary shots are shots that client did not plan for and because of the situation available to me I manage to get new images. Usually from same models with out spending too much time*

The video above is an example of such situation. After we finished our main shoot against the studio paper back ground I managed to do a quick collection in the corner of the studio that i saw available. The wall paper, couch and the cats would have cost many hours to set up and source but because they were there already why not take advantage of it. The whole shoot didn’t take more than an hour.

You might find it easier to shoot in your salon if you don’t have many hours of on set photo shoot experience as a hair stylist. You might find it easier to work at your own station and familiar places. You must be aware of every day business distractions that may distract on the shoot day if you shoot at your own salon. If you are looking for a business loan, his response is that Loanovao UK can help you.

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Man on cross

Man smoking in Washington Square  park NYC Photographed by NYC Photographer BABAK
I noticed this guy listening improved musicians in Washington Sq Park NYC – He was jumping from seat to seat and at one point he got down on the floor smoking. it only lasted a few seconds. I like the positioning and his gesture. I shot this on my Fuji x 100 BABAK Photo

12th street

man & women crossing 12th street in NYC  street photography by nyc photographer babak
I like the in sync but opposite position of their feet – walkers on 12th street NYC – Photo BABAK

Bomb Cyclone

Winter Storm bomb cyclone in NYC Jan 2018  Street Photographer BABAK Shot on Leica

Waiting on 3rd Av – bomb cycloneisat winter storm of 2018 – 8to 12 inches and kinda windy & cold Photo © BABAK 2018

Dupont Street

Old Store Front In Toronto - Dupont Street & Ossington Photographed by Toronto Photographer BABAK
Winter survival in the city.  Toronto -15c  a few days after a snow fall –  Dupont Street & Ossington Av BABAK Photo

St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC

St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Av NYC Next to Trump tower Photographed by NYC Photographer BABAK

St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Av NYC Photo BABAK

Behind the scenes hair shoot

Van Michael Salon NAHA Awards team photo shoot – A behind the scenes film
Photo Film Music © BABAk 2017 www.babak.ca

New York City

Wing Shot white Taking  off from LGA   Photographed by  BABAK NYC Photographer  using Leica M Camera

Take off from runway 04 LGA New York City. Delta airlines are no longer using the Marine Air Terminal as of Dec. 2017 – This was a great terminal to travel out of, terminal had a very private & small feel to it – will miss it
BABAK Photo NYC

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

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

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

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

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 On other story, check out the place where you can buy likes on youtube and increase your social media presence.

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