From the time I could hold a pencil, I knew I was going to be an illustrator. Comic book artist, to be exact. I was required to take Basic Photography in college, and met Jim Gavenus. A documentary photographer who’s work completely changed my path.

I became good friends with Jim, and mentored under him for years. As a documentary photography, I never saw Jim use a light kit, reflector or even a flash. As such, I adopted the same style.. I eventually fell in to portraiture, which evolved in to dark, hauntingly cinematic style of pinup photography.

Presently, I’ve been photographing for fifteen years. Ten years professionally, and five years full time. I travel extensively. I’ve worked for companies such as Playboy, Suicide Girls, Drai’s Night Club in Las Vegas and currently, I shoot for Pinup Girl Clothing. To book a private session in one of the cities I regularly travel, please drop me a note at

Hosting Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York City


NOIR is an all inclusive black and white, client based photography event hosted by renowned dark pinup photographer, Lars Kommienezuspadt. This year, NOIR will be coming to three cities, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and NYC, offering clients a unique homage to a bygone era of dangerous women, Old Hollywood starlets and femme fatales through haunting, powerfully sexy imagery.

NOIR presents three tier sessions by price. The Hepburn, Harlow and Monroe gives clients a variety of time, looks and finished edits that accommodate most budgets. The annual event is all inclusive, meaning that hair, make-up and wardrobe styling provided by our co-host, What Katie Did, are included, as is the beautiful shoot location during your session, light appetizers and refreshments.


What Katie Did is one of the most recognizable, respected boutique lingerie companies in the world. With stores in London and Hollywood, the vintage inspired brand has been seen in magazines, films and music videos across the world. We’re honored to have What Katie Did as our official co-host for NOIR in all three cities throughout the the coast to coast tour of the United States. Visit their website and catalog at


Participate in the NOIR Instagram contest going on now through July 21st, for a chance to win a free Hepburn session give away. No purchase necessary. Follow @Kommienezuspadt and @WhatKatieDidUK. Repost this contest ad and tag @Kommienezuspadt and @WhatKatieDidUK. Finally, add the hasttag #NOIRSanDiego and one winner will be chosen at random when the contest ends.

September 25th, 26th and 27th


September 25th – 27th, Lars Kommienezuspadt will be coming to Toronto, Ontario for a three day tour of the Canadian city. For the first time, Kommienezuspadt will be bringing his unique style of dark pinup to the burgeoning editorial fashion scene of Toronto.


Six sessions during the three day event will be booked, with half the registrations already filled. Sessions are 2- 3 hours with 2 – 3 looks or locations. Ten color edits and ten black and white finished edits will be provided and make-up is included. You can register with your deposit or payment in full below. First come, first serve.

$375 Deposit

$750 Paid In Full