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Advertising, lifestyle, fashion, product photographer, Claverack

Michael Altobello

Born and bred New Englander I moved to NYC right before Sept 11th. It’s been a journey. I feel fortunate to be able to work with some of the most talented people on the planet week in and week out.

Creative Director, Copywriter + Verbal Designer, Ghent

Sarah Bassine

Creative Director, Copywriter and Verbal Designer Sarah Bassine has 10+ years of experience with 100+ clients. She assigns words to ideas to deliver a more connected brand experience for a broad range of major national and international brands. She mines her background as a filmmaker to inform the creative process from inception to execution, bringing vision and insight to make communications clearer. A team leader and cross-team collaborator, SB is passionate about people and brands with purpose. She is also an award-winning filmmaker and an accomplished editorial writer for fashion and food and what’s current. Her short films have screened at more than 30 prestigious film festivals worldwide. SB holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University School of the Arts and is a member of NYWIFT, New York Women in Film & Television.

Beauty Artist Assistant, Hudson

MacKenzie Campbell

Hudson Valley native MacKenzie Campbell envisions makeup as the synthesis of beauty and empowerment. As an emerging makeup artist, she surrounds herself with creativity and transformation. Whether snowboarding, or embroidering in her spare time, MacKenzie approaches everything with a desire to learn and improve her skills. She obtained her New York State cridential in Makeup Artistry to polish her technique and expand her knowledge and skillset. What draws Mackenzie to makeup is her love for portraits. “I have always viewed the face as the most important part of the body that captures both beauty and expression. It demands decoration and recognition.” MacKenzie applies her relentless work ethic to her craft. She is willing to go beyond what is expected and strives to learn in all situations. Timeliness and attention to detail are her calling cards. She understands the value of building her reputation through hard work and responsibility, and is looking forward to opportunities for assistant positions. Makeup has made her feel transformed and beautiful, and has given her autonomy and agency in how she present herself to the world. It is an expression of her own unique, artistic sensibilities.

Custom Furniture and Fabrication Services, Hudson

E. Penderleith & Co.

Founded in 2015 by Eric Penderleith, we are a design and fabrication group based in Hudson, NY. Our work is split between two aspirations — The Workshop and Studio — which allow us to explore material, develop processes, and visualize creative ideas while providing custom build solutions to our clients.

Industrial Elegant Space, Kingston

Senate Garage Studio

Our 8,500 SF studio celebrates its industrial past with distressed brick, exposed I-beams, aged concrete floor, large steel frame windows, neutral walls and sheer curtains. Perfect for photoshoots, video and film. Plenty of natural light. We have iconic furniture on-site and can access a much larger local inventory of additional furniture. Just out our door is historic colonial Uptown Kingston filled with restaurants & shopping. Very close by is the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, farms and rolling hills of the photogenic Hudson Valley. We are happy to recommend some places in the area for you to explore.

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Industrial Elegant Space, Kingston

Senate Garage

Senate Garage is a dramatic industrial building host to a rich variety of life including photo & film, music, arts, weddings and galas. Deeply rooted in Kingston, Senate Garage draws inspiration from the city’s community, rich history and the natural beauty of the surrounding Hudson Valley. Our 8,500 SF space celebrates its industrial past with distressed brick, exposed I-beams, aged concrete floor, large steel frame windows, neutral walls and sheer curtains. Plenty of natural light. We have iconic furniture on-site and can access a much larger local inventory of additional furniture. Just out our door is historic colonial Uptown Kingston filled with restaurants & shopping. Very close by is the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, farms and rolling hills of the photogenic Hudson Valley. We are happy to recommend some places in the area for you to explore.

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Ruby Press is a lifestyle boutique PR agency, representing lifestyle brands (art/design, food/beverage, beauty/wellness)., Kinderhook

Ruby Press

Ruby Press founder Melissa McElhatton Davis got her start in fashion editorial in 1992 at Harper’s Bazaar. She followed her time at Harper’s Bazaar as a Senior Fashion Market Editor at Mademoiselle magazine. Melissa followed her eight years of experience as a national fashion editor in New York City with five years in editorial in San Francisco. She was a Contributing Editor for Lucky magazine, where she created content for multiple pages in the magazine each month and hosted bi-weekly television segments on the local NBC affiliate morning news show on the magazine’s behalf. While working with Lucky magazine, Melissa reported on local designers, retailers, and trends, which she also did while at 7x7, where she served as Fashion/Beauty Editor for two years. Melissa founded Ruby Press in 2001 and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Design Sponge, Lonny, Gap.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, San Francisco Chronicle, PopSugar, Glitter Guide, Coco + Kelly, Sacramento Street Blog, La Dolce Vita, and PR Couture. She has been invited to speak at top universities, including UC Berkeley, San Jose State, FIDM, and Academy of Art University, and has offered PR advice in books Craft Inc, and Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR. In 2014, she wrote and self-published the IPPY-award winning This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places and was invited to be a panelist Watermark’s Lead On Conference for Women.