It’s always an honor to photograph the annual SUPERMEN winners from the Gulf Coast for Naples Illustrated Magazine. Each and every one of them are distinguished gentlemen and philanthropists. This is my 6th year shooting this spread and cover and every year get’s a little more interesting. It’s always a challenge to shoot in dark spaces and it’s a rarity that I’m shooting in dark spaces that aren’t exterior shots but a casino will definitely take the cake for unusually lit but unlit venues. I was grateful for the help of many of the staff of the Seminole Immokalee Casino to help this shoot become a success. Thank you to my Assistants Eric Bandin and Natalie Leah, Teri Evans the Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated, Saks Fifth Avenue for Wardrobe, styling by Alexander Hayes, art direction by Olga Gustine and Jenny Fernandez-Prieto. An amazing team. Here is the result of the teams collaboration.
Had the great pleasure to spend a few weeks of my summer in my old stomping grounds for a few meetings, shoots and most importantly quality time with my oldest and dearest friends. On the way I captured a few shots. I love NYC in the summertime.
It's been a few months since my last blog post, I've just recently returned from nearly a month of traveling for work in New York City and for my annual Rogers Family Reunion in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It's always amazing to be out west surrounded by family and friends in what can only be described truly as god's country. Here is a sampling of some of the photos from this past month of travels.
We've been hard at work creating a whole new content experience this past winter so excuse the lapse in visuals. In the meantime enjoy new editorial work with Ocean Drive Magazine featuring memory champion Nelson Dellis and stay tuned for the all new VanessaRogers.com
It's been a while since our previous post, between hurricane Irma and summer travels to Italy, Colorado and soon Brazil there has just been too much content to handle and edit for the blog. In lieu of total indecision here are the newest spreads and covers for the Fall Season September 2017!
Images above: GulfShore Life's 2017 September Charity Register Magazine Art Direction by Matthew Kritis, Hair & Makeup Styling by Judy Jacomino with Agency Gerard, Model Inma Torres at MC2 Miami shot on location at Hotel Indigo and Downtown Fort Myers, Florida.
Ocean Drive by Modern Luxury's September 2017 Issue featuring "That Miami Vibe" portraits featuring the Artist known as Santlov, Nomad Management's Damon Rutland and Montce Swim's Alexandra "Ali" Grief shot in Miami, Florida
Loved working on this cover and spread for Naples Illustrated's Annual Supermen Issue for the 6th time. It's always such a great pleasure working with Southwest Florida business owners, philanthropists and all in all great guys as well as these adorable dogs all in need of adoption from the Naples Humane Society (all since adopted). Here is this year's spread shot on location at the Naples home of Connie and Joseph Burke. Wardrobe and Styling by Arda Boyer of Mondo Uomo, Naples. Grooming by Philip Douglas.
Happy Spring everyone. It's been a hot minute since my last update but better late than never. There have been quite a few projects and since I last posted but I'm excited to share my April Cover with Palm Beach Illustrated with 4 fabulous chef's, one of which I actually found myself watching obsessively before I stopped watching cable tv altogether, the one and only Alan Richman of Man Vs Food television fame. Can I tell you, he lives up to his hysterical reputation, literally I laughed the entire day and he was gracious as he was funny. Thank you too all of my fab subjects and enjoy the shoot baby below!
Tim Lipman, Clay Conley, Johnny Iuzzini and Adam Richman , Opposite page Tim Lipman and Lindsay Autry
Check out this exclusive Behind the Scenes video shot on location in Naples Florida for Yamron Jewelers at the Naples Airport.
A shout out goes to these esteemed individuals for working hard to create, nurture, and thrive the businesses that they love. Very inspirational!I had the chance to photograph them all for Ocean Drive Magazine
#Flashbackfriday to when I photographed Jason of Beverly Hills in his new store at the Miami Design District Centre for Haute Living Magazine
Summer is officially here! And what a better way to get it started than with a look at my color block editorial I did with Naples Illustrated
A naturally sweet take on playful jewelry inspired by the summer! I did this editorial for Naples Illustrated
This week for #MCM I chose these handsome men from Rockwell nightclub in Miami Beach. This photo was shot for Ocean Drive Magazine
Its #flashbackfriday and it got me thinking of my trip to Europe I took last year.
Excited to mention that I was asked to shoot the cover AND one of the fashion editorials for Healthy Life Magazine's 2016 June Issue
It's been an exciting summer with lots of new work to share from Ocean Drive editorials to new fashion and lifestyle editorials, with events as well!
THE COVER OF NAPLES ILLUSTRATED'S SUPERMEN 2015
I was honored to have had the opportunity to not only photograph this years Super Men editorial, but to also land the cover of the September issue.
THE COVER OF GULFSHORE LIFE
I was so excited to photograph my first fashion cover for Gulfshore Life Magazine
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK 2016
Swim week was upon us in Miami and I couldn't resist to get some coverage of the events, including the show at the Versace Mansion.
FIDDLERS CREEK RESORT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
It was time for Fiddler's Creek to launch a fresh new campaign for their community.
NEW EDITORIALS FOR OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE
I was so glad that Ocean Drive Magazine reached out to me to work on some editorials for them.
Stay tuned for more updates soon, here from your favorite team at Vanessa Rogers Photography!
The year has begun and what a fun way to kick-start the "Infinity year!" I have been working on many enjoyable projects and can't wait to show you what I've been shooting so far.
Ike Behar New York arrives to Miami
The successful menswear company that brings luxury tailored suits to a well dressed man in New York has finally made its way down to us in Miami for its new ad campaign, with no lack of that "Behar" touch. Pops of color combined with classic tailored suits give a warm introduction to spring.
Swimwear for Spring 2015
It's swimsuit season and these girls are definitely looking hotter than the sizzling sun! My thanks goes out to Wilhelmina Miami for collaborating with me on this project, as well as Nycole Sariol for styling this shoot for me.
I was asked by Ocean Drive Magazine to photograph one of Miami's jewels of the Interior design world, Deborah Rosenberg. Her eye for combining textures, colors, and even scents when designing a home or space are so exquisite! It was really a delight getting the chance to photograph her.
Lost Boys Dry Goods
Another project that I was commissioned to shoot was photographing the owners, Randy and Brian Alonso, of Lost Boys Dry Goods, which is located in the heart of downtown Miami. Their family, which came from Cuba in the 1950's, to open a well known store called "La Epoca," were also located in downtown Miami. After their parents passed away, Brian and Randy decided to carry on the family tradition, by opening their own storefront, literally across the street from their parents old store. The moment you walk inside you are given a sense of nostalgia and family tradition, which was what the boys wanted to create in this store, homage to their own family and its traditions.
John R. Wood Properties
I had the pleasure of producing a winter ad campaign for John R. Wood Properties, a luxury realtor firm in Naples.
Hello my followers! It has been too long since my last post and I am very excited to tell you what I've been working on in the last couple of months including new editorial covers, a cookbook and plans to lead photography workshops in Canada beginning in the summer of 2016.
FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY
One project I was really excited to have been asked to shoot was photographing Florida's First Lady, Ann Scott, who also made the front cover of Naples Illustrated for the October issue.She was quite a wonderful and inviting hostess and I was honored to spend time getting to know her while capturing her essence and documenting her charitable and generous affiliations during our stay with her in Tallahassee.
For Naples Illustrated December cover, I was asked to photograph Janett Evanovich. If you don't know her, she is a New York Times best selling author, who is well known for her contemporary mysteries. Janett and her husband decided to make a movie, which is called "One for the Money" which stars Katherine Heigl. In the interview, Janett talks about the freedom she experienced once she made it, which gave her and her husband the chance to make a change in their personal lives.
SEA SALT COOK BOOK
One of my more comprehensive projects I recently had the pleasure of photographing this year was my collaboration with Chef Fabrizio Aielli creating his cook book called "Sea Salt." With influences from Italy, the Himalaya's, Thialand, and many parts of the wold, his recipe book shows you how applying creativity to your passions makes wonderfully savory and unique dishes.
PORT ROYAL JEWELERS
I was also asked to create a luxurious advertising campaign for Port Royal Jewelers jewelry line. I instantly knew what to do, creating an illustrious lifestyle campaign at Miami Beach. Using a yacht, and with the help of fashion stylist Michaela Vattimo, we had the pleasure of creating a timeless campaign that Port Royal Jewelers loved.
DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES
This past fall, I was so pleased to help out Diamond Custom Homes with an advertising campaign that showed off the intimate elegance of their housing concepts for prospective home buyers. It wasn't hard to see why their advertisement said "Our Uncompromising Standards" as their attention to quality architecture resonates throughout the entire property.
From the October Issue of Naples Illustrated featuring the Naples Botanical Garden.
TOPPING OFF THE REST OF THE YEAR
It was certainly a busy year here at my studio, and as we come to a close on the last days of 2014, I would love to show you some of the still life's that I had the delight of shooting over the fall. These ranged from trendy jewelry, combined with candy, to plate-ware, and food and drink.
It's that time of the year again, This years Supermen of Naples, Florida have been unveiled and it was my joy to photograph this feature for Naples Illustrated's September issue for the third year running. Here are the photos from this years shoot at the Naples Zoo featuring the very accommodating animals from the park including the playful Giraffes, sleepy sloth and the newborn African Serval Kittens. It really was a blast shooting this in the entertaining surroundings of the old Caribbean gardens.
Check out the magazine featured on Wink News with Rob anchoring the news desk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecDPDdCsTHc#t=88
Fun to be on the other side of the camera for a change. Check out my cameo in the new Naples Illustrated Commercials airing now.
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