Photographing in Covid-19

Safety and health are first and foremost with any photo production. With media productions permitted by New York again, I'm happy to say I've resumed portrait work, taking the following precautions: 

In studio: Before and after each portrait session, the studio is treated with non-toxic, residue-free disinfectant. Each guest's temperature is taken upon arrival. The studio air is HEPA- and UV-purified. Alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves are provided. I wear a mask and gloves at all times.

On location: Working with long lenses, I maintain social distancing and wear a mask and gloves at all times. All equipment is disinfected before arrival on site.

Working remotely: Using video technology, art direction, and retouching, I'm making headshots remotely. Please inquire for sample photographs and to learn more.

Other Projects and Services

Order signed prints from Lush in the Time of Corona, a growing collection of flower photographs made in studio during Covid-19. 25% of net proceeds support Henry Street Settlement. The Settlement has worked to feed, house, and meet the physical and mental health needs of those at risk in New York City’s Lower East Side since 1893. The Settlement currently provides 22,000 meals per week while offering its other vital services both on site and online.

Order signed copies of Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, my collection of portraits of 200 writers from 35 countries with a foreword by Salman Rushdie. Partial proceeds benefit BookUp, the National Book Foundation's flagship educational program.

Study photography remotely with me. I'm enjoying teaching photography, both in private, one-on-one remote tutoring sessions with students at all levels, and in seminars for beginners. The next craft seminar is 2:00 PM EDT Saturday, September 26. To learn more, click here.

Consult remotely with me. It's been a delight to share my thoughts on imagery, lighting, and presentation with select clients this summer. If you should have similar questions, please contact me

However great our challenges might be, together, supporting one another and our communities, we can overcome them. Thank you for your support.


Melissa Febos, New York, June 19, 2020, for Girlhood, coming March 30, 2021 from Bloomsbury Publishing.

John Weir, Beowulf Studio, August 21, 2020, for Your Nostalgia is Killing Me, coming 2021 from Red Hen Press.

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