A bartender on LinkedIn was advertising a couple of days after my food stylist said that I should hook up with a mixologist for portfolio work. What a coincidence. The coincidences don’t stop there. I contacted the bartender – George C. of Private Bartender NYC and introduced myself and asked if he would be interested in getting together. He would prepare drinks and I would provide photographs. He jumped at the idea and we worked out a day to get together. I then found out that he lives in my town…just 10 minutes from my home. Great! Not only that, but lives on a street with the same name where I used to live in the next town – built by the same builder – and even the same model. Kizmet!
We did the shoot at George’s home yesterday. He has a beautiful bar in the basement. But, it is a basement with very low ceilings. I couldn’t get a softbox from above and the reflections from the softbox on the side were much too hot. I needed a solution and I found the solution in my problem. I bounced the softbox off the low, white ceiling and ended up with nice soft light from above.
What a fun day that was. George was great – really great! We had a blast and came up with some great photos. If you ever need a bartender in the NY/NJ area – contact George C. and ask him to see some photos of his work.