Thursday, February 25, 2010

My new Promo Card to potential clients. Beautiful portrait of Matisyahu.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Not much to say, except Shawn did an amazing job with the
hair. I really love these images.

J Crew Advertising

The chickens are totally real and right behind me was 6 other exotic
chickens and a huge dog.  It was also so much fun to shoot close,
tight portraits of the chickens, which I may post later. 

The chickens had the owners on set and all precautions were
taken to make sure the animals were safe at all times and
not stressed.

This was the final image chosen to run as an Ad for J Crew.

End of Day fun

I asked Monica if I could shoot her for a few minutes for fun 
after the Land's End job with the talented Brent Lavett.  I found this 
great corner with this beautiful ray of light coming in from the 
South-West window. Monica is so beautiful and a pleasure to work 

Great Hair Brent!


A fun job I recently did for Swirl-by Daily Candy.
It's a really sweet team. Thanks Kirsten & Liza.


When my colleague and friend Alex, Editor in Chief for Resource, asked me to contribute to her story on the modeling industry of subjects exposed without hair and makeup, it was hard to refuse. It's a fascinating story of young models of all ages and ethnicities.  It's not glamorous, but raw and beautiful.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Land's End - Canvas

I love shooting for Land's End. They have a great
talented staff, and give me the freedom to shoot
all kinds of assignments from the covers,
to In-Store posters to Catalog to location shoots. 
The big sets are fun, and challenging and it's
always a great week with a lovely team. 
Cintia (above) is Brazilian red-head model
who I adore.  This assignment was for their
younger line that just launched called CANVAS
It's getting incredible press.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


My latest Advertising Campaign and web rebranding for Tory Burch.
It's a great team.  Michael, Kate, Honor, Dasha, Erika, Jose, Darren, Miki, Eric, and of course Olga and Lais.
Look forward to the next campaign.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sherman's Travel Magazine

Really wonderful recommendation from the Photo Editor. This really made my day! Thanks Julien.

LinkedIn Recommendations:

Julien Tomasello has endorsed your work as Owner at Daymion Mardel Photography.

Dear Daymion,
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "I had the wonderful opportunity to work with photographer Daymion Mardel on the cover and feature story for the 2009 Smart Luxury Awards issue of SHERMAN'S TRAVEL magazine - one of the most important issues we produce each year. Our concept for the 2009 issue was particularly complex in execution, and demanded a photographer who could strongly translate his own artistic vision into a fairly set art direction - and confidently communicate changes to the direction as he saw fit. The project also required expertise with lighting and composition, as well as the ability to inspire and direct a creative team - all to make our concept come to life. Daymion met all challenges and succeeded in creating stunning images, that for me, rank as one of the professional highlights of my career. Daymion is a humble yet dynamic talent and I am very honored to have worked with him."
Service Category: Photographer
Year first hired: 2009
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Behind the scenes photos at Sandbox Studios of the crew (Scheimpflug) and I during our first video production for Coach.  It was a great day, with a good team like Colleen, An Diels, Sharon Ryan, and Stacey to make it all come together. Thanks Kenny, Angel and John for all the hard work.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sherman's Travel Magazine

My most recent cover and editorial story I photographed for
Sherman's Travel Magazine. The illustrations were actually 
drawn on the seamless color paper by the talented Mariko Jesse.
I worked with the great photo editor Julien Tomesello 
and styled gracefully by Donald Lawrence.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Personal Work

A selection of my personal work from the "Subway Series"

J Crew

J Crew Spring 2010.  ©Daymion Mardel.
This was one of my favorite photo shoots recently.
Mona is so professional and the styling was insanely good. 
For more go to 

Saturday, February 6, 2010


My image for Lauren Moffatt Spring 2010 styled by Kate Lanphear made the front page of  For more images check out

Friday, February 5, 2010


The Great Matisyahu, photographed by Daymion Mardel on location at Canoe Studio in New York for A-Wanted Magazine.  For more images and the Cover, check out (issue 3).