Prosciutto and Fresh Fig delights by Bill Diodato and food stylist Charlotte Omnes.
November 27, 2013
November 22, 2013
“Killed: Beautiful Food That Never Made the Cut” a new exhibition featuring food stylist Victoria Granof‘s unpublished images opens Thursday, November 21st. The title of the exhibition refers to photographs that were created but never published because clients may not have picked what Granof and her collaborators thought was the best image. “Killed” was conceived by Granof and photographer Craig Cutler, with whom she has collaborated with many times over the years. The exhibition features images by more than 30 photographers, including Hans Gissinger, Kenji Toma, Mitchell Feinberg,Marcus Nilsson, Ilan Rubin, Anita Calero, Marcus Gaab, Plamen Petcov, Bill Diodato, Christian Witkin, Travis Rathbone, Anna Williams, James Wojcik, Dan Forbes and Nigel Cox.
“Killed” opens November 21 for a by-invitation-only one-night exhibition at Craig Cutler Studio. The show will then move to Pure Space Studio, 601 W. 26th St., 12th floor, Suite 1225, NYC, where it will be open to the public through the end of December. Images in “Killed” will be placed in a silent auction at BiddingForGood benefiting Just Food, a nonprofit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to New York residents.
October 31, 2013
September 24, 2013
Creative Director Ben Margherita, Photo Director Toni Paciello, Fitness Director Jeanine Detz, Photo Editor David Baratta, Makeup Yuka Suzuki, Hair Leah Bennett, Photographed at Shoot Digital Studios in NYC
September 10, 2013
This editorial shoot of model Sabine Gadecki was photographed on location at Carrillo Beach in Malibu California. Such a beautiful location and an amazing crew. Thanks everybody!
Creative Director Ben Margherita, Photo Director Toni Paciello, Fitness Director Jeanine Detz, Photo & Bookings Editor David Baratta, Hair & Makeup Kerrie Urban.
July 29, 2013
Creative Director Ben Margherita, Photo Director Toni Paciello, Fitness Director Jeanine Detz, Fitness Editor Alyssa Shaffer, Photo Editor David Baratta, Make up by Dominique Samuel with Artists by Timothy Priano& Hair by Natasha Leibel with Artists by Timothy Priano, Models Shannone & Alice at Parts Models and Andressa at Wilhelmina,
July 24, 2013
This shoot was done in the snow… no joke it was snowing in the desert and we shot thru it. The team was amazing for working through this crazy weather… so I would be remiss not to thank them.
model Amanda Riley with Ford, Hair/Makeup Kerrie Urban, Set Design Darren Ransdell, Photo Editor David Baratta, Fitness Director Jeanine Detz, Creative Director Ben Margherita, Photo Director Toni Paciello, Assistant Max Miller.
July 23, 2013
Model Brittany Wilhelmina, Creative Director Ben Margherita, Photo Director Toni Paciello, Fitness Director Jeanine Vivian Detz, Fitness Editor Jay Cardiello publicist:Courtney O’Neill, Photo/Bookings Editor David Baratta, Makeup Yuka Suzuki, Hair Ben Thigpen.
June 24, 2013
Graphis recently released their hard bound 2013 Photo Annual 100 Best in Photography. We are honored Graphis has featured several shoots we worked on with Jeanne Graves of Men’s Health, Ben Margherita, Toni Pacilleo, and David Baratta of Shape Magazine, along with several others. We are also flattered Graphis chose to spotlight our studio for the photographic interview of the 2013 annual.
June 14, 2013
Golden Section Publisher’s photographic art book Time and Space on the Lower East Side by Brian Rose has been selected as the winner of the 2013 International Book Award in the Photography Category. This is the second time a Golden Section Publishers monograph has been recognized with this award following Care of Ward 81 which won the award in 2011. Brian’s book was chosen from over a thousand entries from around the world.
May 24, 2013
For our latest advertising campaign we were hired by Caesar’s Palace in Vegas to photograph their Laurel Hotel and Guy Savoy Restaurant inside Caesar’s Palace.
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Care of Ward 81.
Photographs and text by Bill Diodato. Foreword by Mary Ellen Mark.
Golden Section Publishing, 2010. 64 pp., 46 color and black & white illustrations., 10×6½”.
This is Bill Diodato’s first monograph. Care of Ward 81 is the first of two books on the subject. Located at the Oregon State Mental Hospital (the hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed), Ward 81 was set up as a special ward to help women in need by providing them with medical attention and isolation from the world. The ward has been closed due to the lack of funding and has fallen victim to decay. Diodato has stated that this book is about the ‘demise of institutional services’ and it’s effect on women. These are not just images of interior rooms / cells but are spiritually familiar and hauntingly beautiful with a noir sensibility.
All the images are reproduced on black printed pages, with each image spot varnished. Wrapped with a transparent acetate dust jacket, the book has a linen-bound cover with a tipped-in photo. The book was designed by Diodato and Warren Mason of Measure Design and contains a foreword by Mary Ellen Mark.
From the Foreword by Mary Ellen Mark:
‘It’s painful for me to look at these pictures. They evoke feelings of life and death. I can hear the sounds of women running through hallways and someone shouting, “Meds, meds, come and get your meds.” I can hear the crying of a woman being locked down in restraints. I can hear the music of the jukebox at the once-a-week dance with the women of Ward 81 and the men of Wards 82 and 83. Bill’s book brings me back to the haunted cell in which I slept in a deserted ward right next to Ward 81. I swear I heard people walking above me all night. This was so puzzling because the floor was not occupied. Bill’s images confirm the feeling that I always had—that Ward 81 was and still is inhabited by many ghosts. ‘-Mary Ellen Mark, 2010
From the Introduction by Bill Diodato entitled ‘The demise of institutional services’:
I initially started this project with the idea that capitalist greed was the driving force for the breakdown and decay of this once vital facility known as Ward 81. Somehow the demise of institutional services and how it has affected society was a direct result of capitalism.
…. I was alarmed to learn that women who need help for mental illness cannot get it. Many institutions that were once set up to help those afflicted with mental illness are not there due to the lack of funding, causing the demise of institutional services that we are now seeing both metaphorically and physically.
…. Entering Ward 81, I found each room vibrated with pastel colors, some walls even adorned with curiously upbeat art from the patients. All this beauty was contrasted with a dense chalky air, earthy odor and constant crackling of debris beneath my feet….In the end, I can’t say where exactly the many sleepless nights I spent pondering what happened to the women of Ward 81 have taken me. I simply do not know. If, by chance, it helps even just one woman and her family, I rest my head with a renewed sense of hope.’- Bill Diodato