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chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

When our editors at the New York Observer called with an opportunity to shoot a member of the award winning cast of the hit musical Hamilton, we couldn’t say no. We were lucky enough to spend an hour with Daveed Diggs, the actor and rapper currently playing both the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette.

chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

We spent a morning shooting with Daveed Diggs at the Fraunces Tavern Museum in downtown Manhattan, coincidentally a historically significant location that the real Alexander Hamilton frequented during the 19th century. Couldn’t have asked for a better location.

chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

chris crisman daveed diggs hamilton portrait photo

We owe a big thanks to our editors at the Observer for the opportunity and a thank you to the Fraunces Tavern Museum for providing such an awesome location. As always, we also owe a thank you to the team at PXL House for post-production and the final polish on theses shots.

Tickets may be close to impossible to get these days but head over to the official site for Hamilton to check out more info on the show. Also if you’re a Daveed Diggs fan, make sure to give him a follow on Instagram @daveeddiggs. Also make sure to head over to the Observer’s website to read their story on the star.

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Hi everyone! Short and sweet post for you today. Back in July we got another call from the NY Observer. We love getting their calls because you never know who they’re going to have for us to shoot. They’ve given us Kevin Spacey, Henrik Lundqvist, Kevin Kline, and a few others in the past. If you haven’t seen them, there are posts for each. Check them out!

This time it turned out to be Jesse Eisenberg and we were super stoked on this one. I LOVE movies. I’ve seen every movie ever. So yeah.. I celebrate his entire catalog… He’s been in a ton of stuff. He played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. Zombieland is probably my favorite of his but Adventureland was great too. He’s also playing Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (!). Can’t wait! Anyways, back to it. He was great to photograph. Super generous with his time and very easy to talk to. The shoot went smoothly and we’re all very happy with the pictures. Many thanks to Jesse, the Observer, and the Library Hotel in NY for letting us use their roof. Enjoy!

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And of course, some BTS:

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Chris is pretty relaxed on set sometimes.

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And yours truly sitting in for another light test.

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chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

Thanks to our editors at the New York Observer, we recently made the trip up to New York City to photograph all star NY Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist. Not only a world class athlete but also an immaculately dressed and adventurous photo subject, our 20 minutes on an NYC rooftop with King Henrik flew by as we shot a handful of awesome images.

chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

Knowing that we didn’t have any time to waste, we arrived early and pre-lit four different setups for Mr. Lundqvist. When your subject is used to the fast-paced action of NHL hockey, you better not have them waiting around on set.

chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

Of course, as soon as he saw the opportunity, the daredevil goalie hopped on this conveniently placed ladder for a few more action shots.

chris crisman henrik lundqvist photo portrait

After we had wrapped up all the shots on the rooftop, there was just one more task at hand.  Chris and King Henrik hopped into his Bentley and they tore around midtown Manhattan – all in the name of making great photos.

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chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

A few weeks ago, our editors at the New York Observer called with the opportunity to photograph none other than the actor and comedian Kevin Kline. A true professional, Mr. Kline was an amazing subject who was generous with his time and open to some of our crazier ideas. We owe a big thank you to our editors at the Observer as well as Kevin and his team for making this possible.

chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

We shot a handful of options, both studio portraits and environmental setups. We had the luxury of shooting in the rooftop bar at the Archer Hotel, offering us beautiful views of midtown Manhattan.

chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

chris crisman kevin kline portraits photos

And at this point you’re probably wondering where the cookies and milk came from. No this was not some clever prop that we had planned all along – it was a request of Mr. Kline’s. When we explained we were shooting him sitting at the bar and asked what he wanted, the answer was simple “milk and cookies.” Genius.

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chris crisman advertising photo website updateIt’s a big day today – we’ve updated Crismanphoto.com with a ton of new work from the past few months. We’ve been shooting all summer long from coast to coast and finally can share a handful of these new shots – including the image above, shot in the badlands of North Dakota. We’ve been from Philadelphia to Seattle, Idaho to Minneapolis, Nevada to NYC and what feels like everywhere in-between and we have the photos to prove it.

chris crisman advertising photo website updateYou may notice a few familiar faces and definitely a few new faces under the “New Work” section – we have a ton of stories to share that go along with all of this new work, so keep your eyes peeled for blog posts in the near future.

chris crisman advertising photo website updateWe’ve also taken time to overhaul our “Portfolio” gallery to reflect the latest updated to our printed book. Chances are you may not have a chance to see our printed book in person anytime soon, but the portfolio gallery now reflects those images that have made it to print.

As always, you can dive into all this new work at none other than www.crismanphoto.com – enjoy!

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chris crisman alan cumming photo portrait copyright Chris Crisman 2014

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to meet and photograph the actor, singer, and artist Alan Cumming. He was an incredible and emotive subject – we loved working with him and the photos we captured. Thank you again to Alan and all of his team who made this possible. Enjoy!

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chris crisman alan cumming photo portrait  copyright Chris Crisman 2014

chris crisman alan cumming photo portrait  copyright Chris Crisman 2014

chris crisman alan cumming photo portrait copyright Chris Crisman 2014

chris crisman alan cumming photo portrait copyright Chris Crisman 2014

Questions? Comments? Let us know below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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