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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 practice hours every day while working and attending the Zicklin School of Business. 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 studying a wide range of workflows and pairing together what works best.

After some amusingly self-disciplined years, Max graduated from Baruch College with a degree in entrepreneurial management and no certificate where he felt he progressed most—photography. Years later he still photographs old buildings deemed worthless but now Max works with top architects, builders and designers. He has photographed AAA Five Diamond restaurants and resorts abroad, premiere office space in and around Manhattan, and most of New York City’s current mega-projects, including the World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, Hudson Yards, the new Whitney Museum, the new JetBlue “Terminal 5” at JFK, and original Terminal 5, also known as the TWA Flight Center.

Max gives special attention to each client and it shows. The Wall Street JournalTurner Construction, Restoration Hardware, Curbed New York and National, YouVisit and many others request his services regularly. To date, Max has photographed over 1,000 spaces in just Manhattan, and hundreds more across boroughs, the US and the world—apartments, offices, hotels, resorts, modulars, lobbies, restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, factories, power plants, construction sites, conference centers, theaters, airports, train stations, photography studios—this barely scratches the surface yet Max is as ambitious and willing to learn as he was on day one.

Interested in working with Max? Reach out here.