Wednesday, November 19, 2008

KrisThal Trio

KrisThal Trio is a band I came to photograph, for their promotion. They first reached me by finding my website, through far mutual friend of my girl friend. At the first meeting, they played their song through i-tune, and I loved the song right away.

Here are the members...

Aaron Shragge is a shakuhachi, trumpet, and alto-saxophone player, who is originally from Canada, very sweet person, is what I can tell from how his sounds.

Raphaelle Brochet is a vocalist, who is originally from Bordeaux,France. Born to musician parents, she grew up touring with her family all over the Europe, exploring the world of jazz, and studied dance, piano and vocal. At the shoot with her in Central Park this spring, she tried to let the breath/air in my still frame, by dancing in front of my camera. She is a spirited performer.

Alexi David is a composer/double bassist, who was born in Cyprus, raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His website is fun to visit.

He also plays with Jose James (, who've become my favorite vocal singer lately.

To hear "Moon Bhaja" (song no.4), visit Raphaelle's myspace site

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reiko and Roy

A hat designer, Reiko and her husband, Roy (teaches photography at high school and artist himself) at their apartment in Bed-Stuy, in Brooklyn.

Rfive Design is an collaboration between Reiko Tomita (millinery and fashion design) and Roy Reid (photography and graphic design). They apply their creative sensibilities to fashion, home design and fine arts.

Reiko also creates amazing Bento art.

Reiko's bentos:
Rfive Design:
Roy's flickr photo set: