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March 10, 2020
Photoshop Tutorial: From Epic Fail to Epic Shot by Zorz Studios (1)

Photoshop Tutorial: From Epic Fail to Epic Shot

For the first time, let me unveil a detailed “before and after” Photoshop tutorial from epic fail to epic shot using my favorite tools and voicing my creative thought process.
September 27, 2019
Savta: A Tribute Through Grandmother's Portraits by Zorz Studios (21)

Savta: A Tribute Through Grandmother’s Portraits

Enjoy this client’s tribute to her mother through a series of grandmother’s portraits — both artistic and whimsical.
February 13, 2018
Consensual: Bold and Refined New York Boudoir Photography by Zorz Studios (4)

Consensual: Bold and Refined New York Boudoir Photography

The results of our sold-out successful boudoir marathon two weeks ago can demonstrate what New York boudoir photography is meant to be—chic, bold, confident, conceptual, and metropolitan.
July 5, 2015
Wholed Up: Kate + Ross = Sexy Engagement Session by Zorz Studios (1)

Wholed Up: Kate + Ross = Engagement Session

Even a major TV network’s filming could not get in the way of this sexy engagement session.
February 1, 2013
Russian Calendar Girls 2013 (DaNu Radio 87.7 FM) - by Zorz Studios

Commercial: Russian Calendar Girls 2013 (DaNu Radio 87.7 FM) | Zorz Studios

In many regards, Russian Calendar Girls 2013 was my Project of the Year 2012—by intensity, time constraints, diversity, creativity, volume of work, number of models and team members involved, and finally, by my input as an art director and stylist. Everything was shot in four sets […]
January 17, 2012
Destination Maternity: Alaskan, Russian, Tough, Pregnant. By Zorz Studios. (68)

Destination Maternity: Alaskan, Russian, Tough, Pregnant.

People heard I did it… A destination maternity session in Alaska. They hear the rumors of it being shot on top of an Alaskan mountain in unpredictable October, on the mom’s-to-be 9th month… They can’t wait to see… For now, I will only say it […]
September 1, 2009

Photographer’s Choice II – Bridal Session for Vanessa

On the same day following a session for Daria, I shot another bridal session for Vanessa, a fine wedding photographer. Her wedding isn’t until December so I have to keep her bridal gown profile as low as possible for now. I met this gorgeous young […]
August 23, 2009

Thrust for Beauty – Yelena Kim’s Photo Session

Following a grandiose Gothic Renaissance photo session and a short sleep, we headed to the next artistic session that week-end, unaware of how hyper-intensive it will become. Looking back, I might say it was the most exhausting non-wedding gig I have done so far. By […]
August 22, 2009

Gothic Renaissance

Few months ago, Olga and I were in the East Village looking for props for our DragonChik body art photo session. It is then when we walked into an astonishing boutique, Gothic Renaissance, and met two managers, Laramie and Stitch. A word by word, we […]
July 22, 2009
Engagement Session

Elements of Nature: E-Session for Julia and Gino

What a power week-end the past one was… Three engagement sessions, one being quite a production — eight people involved, 150-mile trip on three cars, 22 hours with little or no sleep. And all that to cover just 3/4 of the session. Julia and Gino […]
June 18, 2009

DragonChick: Body Art Session

Few months ago when I discussed an artistic nude session for one of the clients, an idea came to me to involve a body art painter who recently moved to the US and came across my way during a preparation for another elaborate session. The […]
June 11, 2009

Underwater Maternity Session for Yelena (California)

My trip overseas right after a 2-day photo tour to California in mid-May caused a delay in posting a sneak preview of this magnificent session. So here it is now. More details and samples will follow. 06/19/09 update: The session was conducted in a similar […]
May 9, 2009

One Afternoon, Two Sessions, Four Clients

The afternoon of May 9th, 2009, the Day of Great Victory, was spent in Manhattan shooting two sessions. I started with driving to our studio on Broadway where I soon met Alina and Radion whose wedding I shot two months ago. Hmm, that was also […]
March 17, 2009

“Cinemateur”: 1930s Retro Love Story (E-Session)

This is a sneak preview of an elaborate retro photo session shot past Saturday. I am so ecstatic to be able to organize and pull it off! The session, based on our own script, develops a dramatic love story in 1930s’ Brooklyn. A great amount […]
March 9, 2009

Stocking Up on Prime Lighting Equipment

As if I didn’t have enough of Hensel… 🙂 I already have a 4-head monolight studio set with Hensel’s lightboxes and softboxes, sized from medium to huge. This set has been serving me great in studio and on location indoors but here comes my first […]
February 17, 2009

Little Sasha – Family Portraiture Session

Few days ago we visited our friends, Anya and Dima, who had a baby girl three months ago. Working in my niche market, I do not specialize in family portraiture nor advertise such service. With all the equipment and experience, however, it was impossible to […]
January 17, 2009

PPA/DWF Conventions in Phoenix, AZ

Returned this morning, a fuller report is coming. In the meantime, a scene from one of the mini-outing into a desert.
December 7, 2008
Heirdom of Atlantis: First Underwater Photo Session by Zorz Studios (19)

Winning Fotki’s Blue Ribbon Contest

This image from the series “Heirdom of Atlantis” won the first place in Fotki’s Blue Ribbon contest. Fotki is a digital photo sharing, video sharing and media social network website and web service suite; it is one of the world’s largest social networking sites. Founded […]
October 18, 2008

Second Part of the Commercial Shoot for Anya Caliendo’s Couture Millinery Atelier

Continuing my coverage of Anya Caliendo’s millinery collection, we gathered at a fine St. Regis Hotel in New York, NY. The session went past midnight and involved a beautiful model Irina. Due to the continued confidentiality till December, I can’t show any samples yet, other […]
September 20, 2008

New Kid on the Block

Eh… I think I let an iMac into my studio… I could never catch the Mac fever and still don’t feel it. This (my fingers are begging to type something short like “PC”) computer was bought for a very specific purpose – an alternative to […]
August 22, 2008
Heirdom of Atlantis: First Underwater Photo Session by Zorz Studios (19)

Heirdom of Atlantis: First Underwater Photo Session

After more than three months of preparation, my first underwater session culminated in a series of marvelous unique images. The image above is just the first edit… There is so much more to come. Curiosity is too high to keep the results for weeks while […]