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A glimpse at the “Brew Masters” segment of my new personal project The Masters. This photo essay features the talented artisan beer crafters at Red Hook’s Sixpoint Brewery. Founded in 2004 by Wisconsin native Shane Welch, the Sixpoint microbrewery is located in a 7,000 square foot warehouse in Red Hook that formerly manufactured filing cabinets. Found in a condemned state, Welch rehabilitated the space and slowly and surely became one of Brooklyn’s staple brewers. Sixpoint Brewing Company has produced hundreds of different recipes, first selling by the growler and then by the micro-keg in 2011. “Beer is Culture” is the philosophy the company lives by, with the brewmasters taking pride in creating beer that cannot be defined by traditional and unimaginative labels. Their dedication to the ideal shows in every batch.

Highlights from this feature were recently published in my Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal.

ABOUT THE MASTERS PROJECT
The Masters is a long-term documentary project chronicling artisans whose living comes from the work they craft with their hands. From coffee slingers and brewmasters to metal workers and fashionistas, The Masters examines the personalities, the tools, and the passion that bring these sometimes unappreciated and mysterious crafts to life.

PHOTOS: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

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A glimpse at the “Brew Masters” segment of my new personal project The Masters. This photo essay features the talented artisan beer crafters at Red Hook’s Sixpoint Brewery. Founded in 2004 by Wisconsin native Shane Welch, the Sixpoint microbrewery is located in a 7,000 square foot warehouse in Red Hook that formerly manufactured filing cabinets. Found in a condemned state, Welch rehabilitated the space and slowly and surely became one of Brooklyn’s staple brewers. Sixpoint Brewing Company has produced hundreds of different recipes, first selling by the growler and then by the micro-keg in 2011. “Beer is Culture” is the philosophy the company lives by, with the brewmasters taking pride in creating beer that cannot be defined by traditional and unimaginative labels. Their dedication to the ideal shows in every batch.

Highlights from this feature were recently published in my Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal.

ABOUT THE MASTERS PROJECT
The Masters is a long-term documentary project chronicling artisans whose living comes from the work they craft with their hands. From coffee slingers and brewmasters to metal workers and fashionistas, The Masters examines the personalities, the tools, and the passion that bring these sometimes unappreciated and mysterious crafts to life.

PHOTOS: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

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A glimpse at the “Brew Masters” segment of my new personal project The Masters. This photo essay features the talented artisan beer crafters at Red Hook’s Sixpoint Brewery. Founded in 2004 by Wisconsin native Shane Welch, the Sixpoint microbrewery is located in a 7,000 square foot warehouse in Red Hook that formerly manufactured filing cabinets. Found in a condemned state, Welch rehabilitated the space and slowly and surely became one of Brooklyn’s staple brewers. Sixpoint Brewing Company has produced hundreds of different recipes, first selling by the growler and then by the micro-keg in 2011. “Beer is Culture” is the philosophy the company lives by, with the brewmasters taking pride in creating beer that cannot be defined by traditional and unimaginative labels. Their dedication to the ideal shows in every batch.

Highlights from this feature were recently published in my Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal.

ABOUT THE MASTERS PROJECT
The Masters is a long-term documentary project chronicling artisans whose living comes from the work they craft with their hands. From coffee slingers and brewmasters to metal workers and fashionistas, The Masters examines the personalities, the tools, and the passion that bring these sometimes unappreciated and mysterious crafts to life.

PHOTOS: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Pretty honored to have been commissioned to shoot the Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal. In addition to some street scenes I’ve snapped recently, the City Guide also features highlights from many of the segments of my ongoing personal project “The Masters”.
Click through to read the feature!
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
Pretty honored to have been commissioned to shoot the Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal. In addition to some street scenes I’ve snapped recently, the City Guide also features highlights from many of the segments of my ongoing personal project “The Masters”.
Click through to read the feature!
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Pretty honored to have been commissioned to shoot the Brooklyn City Guide for VSCO Journal. In addition to some street scenes I’ve snapped recently, the City Guide also features highlights from many of the segments of my ongoing personal project “The Masters”.

Click through to read the feature!

Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Soul singer/songwriter Stephanie McKay and her charming band at Joe’s Pub in spring 2014.

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

The lonely old lady sitting at the diner, doing her Times crossword with a glass of white wine.
West Village, NYC.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
The lonely old lady sitting at the diner, doing her Times crossword with a glass of white wine.
West Village, NYC.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

The lonely old lady sitting at the diner, doing her Times crossword with a glass of white wine.

West Village, NYC.

Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Models: Edouard Bourgeois

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney

Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Models: Jesse Meighan

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney

Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Models: Jesse Meighan & Edouard Bourgeois

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney

Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Models: Edouard Bourgeois
Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney
Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Models: Edouard Bourgeois
Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney
Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Models: Edouard Bourgeois

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney

Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Models: Jesse Meighan & Edouard Bourgeois
Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney
Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Models: Jesse Meighan & Edouard Bourgeois
Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney
Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

For the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 Lookbook. Photographed in my studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Models: Jesse Meighan & Edouard Bourgeois

Hair/Makeup Stylist: Julianne Laney

Stylist Assistant: Michelle Hartwell

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Selected highlights from a campaign I recently shot for NYC-based Desi Shack. I am pretty happy with how the work materialized; and as a client, they rocked it and came with a great vision.

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Casting off old demons.
Plus, I really liked this portrait.
March 2014.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
Casting off old demons.
Plus, I really liked this portrait.
March 2014.
Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Casting off old demons.

Plus, I really liked this portrait.

March 2014.

Photo: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Some fun behind-the-scenes shots from a recent shoot I conducted in-studio for the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 look book. The work ought to debut soon.
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG
Some fun behind-the-scenes shots from a recent shoot I conducted in-studio for the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 look book. The work ought to debut soon.
Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG

Some fun behind-the-scenes shots from a recent shoot I conducted in-studio for the Brookes Boswell Millinery FW14 look book. The work ought to debut soon.

Photos: Michael Cooper / COOPER PHOTOG