Not long ago, Jeff Berlin, a photographer and cinematographer, was piloting a Cirrus SR22 airplane from Los Angeles to Central America for a story. Descending out of 8,000 feet for a fuel stop in Veracruz, the instrument panel lit up; he had a total electrical failure. Considering his predicament while dodging buzzards and shedding electrical drain on the batteries, he thought, You know, this never happens when I'm shooting in studio.
Born and raised in NYC, Jeff shoots fashion, beauty and celebrity portraits for some of the world's top editorial and commercial clients. For five years he lived and worked in Paris and Milan, and he's contributed to numerous editions of U.S. and International magazines including Vogue Italia, British Elle, Esquire, Miss Vogue, Vogue Pelle, Madame Figaro and others.
Over the past few years, Jeff has transitioned to also shooting motion pictures. He is one of the Producers of the feature film Three Days in August, premiering April 2016 at the Dallas international Film Festival and September 2016 at the Montreal World Film Festival. He also camera operated on that film. And he was Director of Photography on two indie feature films, The Locksmith and Anathema, both in post production. He recently was DP and shot a music video for the up-and-coming band MXMS for their cover of the Nirvana song, Something in the Way. And he has directed and shot an online spot for the PBR, Professional Bull Riders, a fashion brand film for noted designer Norma Kamali and a series of spots for Sony Electronics, among others.
Jeff is a Sony Artisan and an experienced aviator. He is also a published writer and was editor of three national consumer aviation magazines -- Plane and Pilot, Pilot Journal and PilotMag.
CLIENTS —L’OREAL PARIS, ESTÉE LAUDER, MACY’S, BLOOMINGDALE’S, DISNEY, SONY, LIONS GATE FILMS, PUBLICIS PARIS, TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION, WELLA, SILHOUETTE EYEWEAR, BUMBLE & BUMBLE, TAKE 180 STUDIOS, MARY KAY COSMETICS, RED INTERACTIVE, NORMA KAMALI
MAGAZINES —BRITISH ELLE, VOGUE ITALIA, VOGUE PELLE, MISS VOGUE, FLAUNT, ESQUIRE, GRAZIA, MADAME FIGARO, MAXIM, GENLUX, TEEN MAGAZINE, TEEN PROM, REDBOOK, FITNESS, PARADE, WORKING MOTHER, TV GUIDE, IN STYLE, CONDÉ NAST BRIDE’S, BRIDAL GUIDE, FLARE, PLAYBOY, JEUNE ET JOLIE, EMPIRE, ANNA, SHAPE
CELEBRITIES — KURT RUSSELL, PATRICK DEMPSEY, JANE KRAKOWSKI, JULIANNE HOUGH, KRISTEN BELL, AMANDA PEET, ALYSSA MILANO, LL COOL J, JAIME PRESSLY, SAMANTHA MORTON, COREY STOLL, AARON PAUL, ALICE EVE, WES BENTLEY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, ERIC ROBERTS, BRADLEY WHITFORD, TOM CAVANAUGH, SELMA BLAIR, JESSE METCALFE, MARLEY SHELTON, RASHIDA JONES, TREAT WILLIAMS, ALISON BRIE, ANDY DICK, ALI LANDRY, LORENZO LAMAS, JANA KRAMER, ROBIN TUNNEY, LEAH REMINI, SHARON LAWRENCE, LEVEN RAMBIN, ARNOLD PALMER, KENNY G, REBECCA GAYHEART, MOLLY RINGWALD, DANIELLE HARRIS, MIRCEA MONROE, FAIRUZA BALK, NEVE CAMPBELL, BETSY RUSSELL, JUSTIN KIRK, SIMON REX, SARAH PAULSON, IVAN SERGEI, JORDAN LADD, JULIE WARNER, LEEZA GIBBONS, CHLOE BRIDGES, GIL BELLOWS, KIM CATTRAL, JAMES TUPPER, MARIO BATALI, CYBILL SHEPHERD, KAITLIN DOUBLEDAY, NICO TORTORELLA, TANYA FISCHER, CAITY LOTZ, VENUS WILLIAMS, BROOKE BURKE