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Welcome to Showcase New England, brought to you by Production Paradise. This issue features some of the leading creatives and services working out of New England.

More creative professionals and facilities for photographic and film production are available in our Boston Photo and Film directories.

Be sure to catch our recommended events:

  • In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 exhibition explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century and helped define the aesthetics of the nation’s counterculture. At Portland Museum of Art, until 8th September. 
  • Georgie Friedman: Fragments of Antarctica - A waning beauty in an uncertain future. The exhibition presents fragments of a shrinking continent and raises questions about the need to document an ecology in peril. Exhibition invites visitors to reflect on their own relationship with the natural world—and consider an ice-bound landscape under threat by sweeping global changes. Until 16th September at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Our cover image was shot by Cheryl Clegg. The series focusses on the changes at the iconic Maine Harbor. At one time the lobster fisherman walked out of their doors right to the harbor, allowing them to work on their boats and gear with ease. Today more and more families that have lived and worked out of the harbor for generations are not able to afford the property on the water. 


Paul Saraceno Boston food & drink photographers

Paul Saraceno is a food and product photographer based in Newton, Massachusetts. With over 25 years of experience, Paul has consistently created stunning images through his meticulous craft and deep relationships with creative directors, food stylists and prop/set designers.

Together with top digital, video and retouching teams, he is able to provide outstanding work for his clients. His 5000 sq.ft. studio has a fully equipped kitchen and abundant daylight.

His portfolio can be viewed at his website.


Dominic Episcopo Boston - Philadelphia - New York food & drink photographers

Growing up on the east coast as an Italian-American, Dominic Episcopo was born into a family that celebrated good food and great music, two things that would most influence and inspire his career.

Dominic emerged onto the photography scene and began cultivating his craft, capturing iconic musicians and celebrities. He soon gained international recognition as a pioneer of the food and lifestyle movement, unabashedly willing to push boundaries and “play with his food” as any good rock n’ roller would. His iconic book 'Meat America' is a testament to this unique style and voice.

His most recent work can be found in a wide range of campaign advertising for global brands; cookbooks and culinary editorial publications; web commerce; fashion; and the private collections of notable contemporary collectors.

Dominic currently resides in Philadelphia where he operates a fully equipped photography and film studio in his converted, historic 15,000 square foot property.

Visit the website to read more about Episcopo Studios.


Emily Assiran Boston - New York - Philadelphia portrait photographers

Emily Assiran is an award-winning photographer who specialises in insightful portraiture and interiors.

Emily’s outgoing personality and adaptability has lead to an extensive portfolio of colourful and eye-popping imagery. She has photographed characters like Gillian Anderson, Keegan Michael-Key, Laura Linney, and John Krasinski. But whether she’s shooting celebrities, scientists, ranchers, or CEOs, Emily's love of meeting new people and storytelling comes through in every shot.

Hailing from Philadelphia, the land of cheesesteaks, Emily graduated with a BFA in photography from the Tyler School of Art. She lives in Brooklyn and loves a reason to stamp her EU passport.

Recently, her portrait of Rami Malek was recognized by AP35 and she has been working with Variety, Essence, The Wall Street Journal, Bustle, Backstage, Brigitte Woman, Man Repeller, Grand Central Publishing, and Capital Health Group.


Francine Zaslow Boston food & drink photographers

Francine Zaslow specialises in both food and product photography. Working out of her fully equipped, Boston-based studio, she seamlessly collaborates with clients, bringing her lighting skills and artistic vision to their latest projects.

As a veteran photographer, she has established strong, working relationships with longstanding clients such as Panera Bread, Dunkin Donuts, Friendly's, Tea Forte, and Sea Cuisine to name a few.

Beyond her commercial work, Francine has nurtured on-going explorations - streams of personal projects that she features on her website and in gallery shows. Current works include the 'Salt Series,' and 'Authentic Spanish Cuisine' - her latest cookbook project, for which she both art directed and photographed alongside Taberna De Haro’s Chef, Deborah Hanson.


Cheryl Clegg Boston Portrait, Lifestyle and Corporate Photographers

Award-winning photographer, Cheryl Clegg has over 20 years of experience working with corporate, commercial and editorial clients. Her subjects are all ages and from all walks of life - she is equally comfortable working with well known personalities, CEOs and executives as she is the youngest members of society.

Cheryl finds every day behind the camera an exciting time to create beautiful images. In studio or on location, daylight or crafted artificial light, Cheryl welcomes the challenge to create perfection with her practiced eye and technique, bringing emotion to every photograph that tells a story.

Cheryl’s images have appeared in galleries, magazines, billboards, book covers, annual reports, and packaging internationally. She has worked for household names such as CVS Pharmacy, Stoneyfield Farm, Domino Sugar as well as many local businesses.

Cheryl’s portrait series 'Downeast Harborside' is featured in the April issue of the Maine Magazine.


Scott Goodwin Boston advertising photographers

"I am a commercial photographer and video director based in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Over my 25+ years in the business, I have travelled extensively both nationally and internationally, collaborating with amazing clients in design, hospitality, corporate and the culinary worlds.

If I’m shooting commercially or on an editorial assignment, I elevate the impact of light, beauty, luxury and elegance to the most ordinary of products or subjects.

I have been fortunate to experience a broad range of passions and hobbies as well. I shoot competitive skeet and sporting clays; I’m a certified Re-breather scuba diver; I’ve raced cars on tracks from Florida to Canada with the Porsche Club; and I enjoy the simple life boating around Ipswich and the North Shore."


Darren Setlow Portland interiors & exteriors photographers

Darren Setlow is a commercial and architectural photographer living with his wife and two boys on the coast of Maine, near Portland. His work captures the essence and sense of place of interior and architectural spaces, with detailed, careful compositions.

Clients include home furnishings catalogues, hotels, architects, designers, builders, and magazines. Recent work includes new photography for Thos. Moser Furniture. His client The Knickerbocker Group recently announced an AIA Design Award featuring Darren’s photography. He is also looking forward to new features this summer in Maine Home + Design, Down East Magazine’s Maine Homes, Decor Maine and Zest Maine Home magazines.

Darren’s work is taking him to Central Virginia to work with Heidi Brooks Interior Design and Folly C’Ville. He also has extensive studio experience making inviting and aspirational images of bedding, bath, furniture, and accessories for clients such LLBean Home, Plow & Hearth, LeRoux Kitchen and Company C.

Location work for Starbucks has taken him to airports and bespoke shopping malls around the US. His work can also be seen in Linda Leigh Paul’s book 'Stone Houses', out recently from Rizzoli.


Peter Baiamonte Boston - New York people & lifestyle photographers

Peter Baiamonte wants to tell a story, give a glimpse of a place, reveal a personality and portray some meaning behind each image.

His strengths include clean storytelling, rigorous composition, vibrant colours, creative problem solving, and an ability to connect with his subjects - setting them at ease, and making their time in front of the camera comfortable. He also excels at assembling a great crew, working collaboratively with clients, and creating a friendly, happy vibe on set.

Peter’s work includes many styles and disciplines: portraiture, lifestyle, landscape, travel, and sports, among others. He splits his time between New York City and the Massachusetts Berkshires, working regularly with clients in New York and Boston as well as the entirety of New England.

Peter's clients include Ernst & Young, CNY Group, Con Edison, Panasonic, Bayer, Novartis, Berkshire Magazine, TevaNeuroscience, and Webster Bank.


Neponset River Studios Boston rental studios photo & film

Neponset River Studios was built with intent from the ground up in a former paper mill to make your next shoot better.

Convenient first floor access and a large parking lot make unloading your gear a breeze. The studio features a full kitchen with an induction stove and oven, first floor direct access, 14’ ceilings, and ample natural light. Stands, V-flats, lighting equipment and the services of an in-house Digital Tech are also available.

Visit the website, email, or call owner Alex Jones direct on (781) 780-7405 for more information.

associations & events

NYCFotoWorks New York Portfolio Reviews

NYCFotoWorks is just around the corner. Only a few days to apply to the exclusively professional portfolio review and have your work seen by creatives from GQ, Digitas, Equinox, HBO, McCann, FCB Health, W Magazine, Bloomingdale’s, Havas Worldwide and many more.

Find out more about the reviewers who will be joining us this spring by clicking here.

NYCFotoWorks is your chance to have back-to-back one-on-one 15 minutes meetings with art buyers, art producers, creative directors, photo editors and agents. You choose your reviewers, NYCFotoWorks sends you a schedule, then just turn up and knock ‘em dead with your work.

Join it from 18th–20th of June at Go Studios, Manhattan.

Deadline to book your place is June 13th so don’t wait and apply today.

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