Tuesday, December 4, 2012

APA| Apple Image Lecture Series- Soho Apple Store NYC

I am very excited to announce that I will be giving a lecture at the Soho Apple Store December 17th, sponsored by APA|NY as part of its Image Maker Series.

 Admission for the event is free and will start at 7pm; there will also be a Q&A after the lecture.

 I will be showing some of my favorite images and latest motion work and discussing my approach to the creative process, including all aspects of production, and behind the scene stories of the making of the images and video for select editorial, advertising, and personal projects.

Would love to see you there!

 For complete information click here http://apany.com/event/december-17-apple-lecture-michelle-pedone/

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards

I am very excited to announce that I was awarded in the International Photography Awards for the following: Honorable Mention in both the Fine Art – Portrait and People – Portrait categories for the winning entry "Oh LaLa!"
The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012

THE FENCE at Photoville Part 2

Yay! My images as part of THE FENCE exhibit at Photoville. Lots of great work to see, really honored to be included.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

THE FENCE at Photoville

THE FENCE at Photoville is part of the summer-long Brooklyn, NY outdoor photo exhibition that will be revealed on June 22nd and run until August 2012. I am pumped to have 3 of my dog images included in the photographic exhibition which measures more than 1000ft in length. The exhibition begins at Pier 1 and continues along the walkway to the uplands of Pier 3. Here is one of the three images I am showing. Pepito,"Can I bum a smoke?" Friday June 29// 8:30pm Nighttime Projection: Photos from the Fence --THE FENCE will also come to life as a nighttime projection at Photoville. The nighttime projection will be an expanded selection of images showcasing juror highlights from THE FENCE. During this projection, Photoville will present The Grand Prize Jury Winner and a People's Choice Winner for the Fence. I am definitely going to be there with Pepito. ----------------------------------------------------------- Along with THE FENCE exhibit, Photoville will feature a village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a photo dog run, a camera greenhouse, and a beer garden with food trucks. Lets just say it will be the coolest photographic summer destination in NYC! Visit http://photovillenyc.org/fence.html for additional information on The Fence as well as the other Photoville exhibits and special events.

Friday, May 4, 2012


My very first editorial assignment took place May 28, 1994 working with the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of the Tibetan independence movement, founded in 1994 by Adam Yauch and activist Erin Potts. I was so excited on many levels one as a fan of the Beastie Boys, but also getting the opportunity to meet The Dalai Lama, MAJOR! There was a Tibetan artifacts exhibition being held at The Smithsonian, my assignment was to photograph the Tibetan Monks constructing a mandala at the exhibit. We then travel by bus to the Jefferson Memorial, were the blessings of the mandala sand were placed in the Potomac River. Next stop, The Rock Show! The Tibetan Monks shared their traditional dance and music by opening for the Beastie Boys at WUST Radio Music Hall. I guess you could call this show the birth of the Tibetan Freedom concerts. Here are a few images I was able to dig up
WUST's back alley, They were so excited to see the crowd inside!
I had the pleasure of working with Adam a second time shooting The Beastie Boys for Vibe Magazine in 2005. They were so much fun to work with and made my job a breeze. I feel lucky to have been able to work with such talent! Rest in Peace MCA.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Behind the scenes Hipstamatic shot

I got a lot of attention on the street carrying the 5-foot inflatable zebra to the studio!

New Work coming soon…