Max’s beginnings in photography were informal — consisting of photographing disused buildings in and around Brooklyn with no understanding of how to actually use a camera. He instantly became fixated on the craft and would use the city as his subject when not working or attending CUNY's Baruch College. Max stumbled upon the core concepts of photography through self-discovery; often leading to sudden unforgettable epiphanies as he developed what he felt was already a strong sense of light and space. This process was later paired with everything Google had to offer. Max’s lighting, composing, shooting and processing style was formed through independent experimentation but is constantly refined by analyzing a range of workflows and pairing what works best.
His impulse to see everything in the city's 5-boroughs fueled his intense interest in photography, and vice-versa. After some amusingly self-disciplined years Max graduated from the Zicklin School of Business with a degree in entrepreneurial management and no certificate where he felt he progressed most—photography. Fast-forward several years and he still photographs old ignored buildings but now Max works with top architects, designers and builders to also photograph some of today's most impactful projects. He has photographed AAA Five Diamond restaurants and resorts abroad, some of the most sought after homes and offices in New York City, and most of the city's recent mega-projects, including the World Trade Center complex, Brookfield Place, Hudson Yards, and the new Whitney Museum. He gives special attention to each client and it shows. Curbed New York, Turner Construction, Restoration Hardware, The Wall Street Journal and many others request his services regularly, and each job is specially tailored to impress.
To date, Max has photographed over 1,000 spaces in just Manhattan and hundreds more across the boroughs, the US and the world — apartments, offices, hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, factories, construction sites, conference centers, theaters, airports, train stations, photography studios—this just scratches the surface yet Max is as ambitious and excited to learn as he was on day one.
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