Skope Feature: Anthony Pisano plus Snoop Dogg

As part of my feature on Anthony Pisano for Skope, I caught up with Anthony at his studio during a recording session with Brass Knuckles. Here are a few photos that didn't make the article.

“Now that I look at it, that is a mean list. They’re gonna be bangers”

 I also hung out with Anthony during the Snoop Dogg show at Club Cinema where he opened up for Snoop.

Anthony Pisano and Jordan Marc

Jordan Marc

Snoop Dogg

More from the night. I ended up just hanging out more then actually taking pictures of the show. Even for Snoop, the lighting was just horrendous.


Pretty Lights with Mike Menert & Paper Diamonds at Miami Fillmore 3-24-2011

Miami Beach, FL- I recently got into Pretty Lights after a friend suggested I check out his music. You can actually download the Pretty Lights album at his site for free. He definitely justified his name, with an elaborate stage set up with lights and effects galore. These set ups aren't necessarily awesome for photos. You are basically photographing a light straight on with all sorts of flare and blown out highlights. I always aim for the few frames where there is just enough light on the performer to match with the surrounding lighting. The full color light creates some interesting effects too. Usually it is the first three songs and you are out of there at the Miami Fillmore, but due to the DJ aspect of the show, we were able to roam after the first three. I've always wanted to do more of a crowd/balcony shot at the venue so I took full advantage.

Mike Menert

Paper Diamonds


Graduate Portfolio

Last Thursday was my portfolio review and graduation from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Of the eleven required images, I photographed nine of them this semester. I initially aimed to photograph all eleven, but due to actual work for clients (a good thing), I did not have the time. I put a lot of time and effort into my portfolio and really wanted it to be kick ass. Things worked out, I won best portfolio!

The portfolio requirements now given by my school are a little different then other schools. Most schools ask you to have more of a narrow creative focus. The eleven images for my final portfolio are all across the spectrum of photography. It is challenging to photograph in disciplines that you would not necessarily be interested in. I would have liked to have a little more creative freedom in terms of what I was able to photograph, but I tried my best to put my stamp on the categories. Here is my final portfolio in the order it is presented in my book along with the category/guideline.

High Key

Low Key (Group)


Small Product

Reflective (Large Product)




Environmental (Mixed Lighting)


Match Print Grey (Neutral Print from Inkjet)

Thanks to everyone that has supported me and for all the great feedack! Sometimes as a creative artist you need a shot in the arm. Winning best portfolio and receiving some great feedback definitely has given me a boost of motivation for the future. I think I can officially call myself a professional.


BTS with Michael Raveney for BG Editorial

I assisted Michael Raveney on another editorial for BG Magazine out of South America. We shot at the apartment of stylist Juan-Carlos Cajigas-Berrios. Here a couple behind the scenes photos.