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A few months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the renowned master perfumer Frédéric Malle for the new issue of The Hour Magazine No. 2. The magazine is available now internationally. Above, some of my favorite shots.
(with thanks to the team at Bibliothèque London, Tim Beard & Mason Wells)
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I was incredibly honored to photograph the San Francisco home of Leslie Williamson recently – one of my all-time favorite photographers and a big inspiration for me.
Her photography books documenting the homes of famous American & European designers & architects are iconic themselves. Her innate curiosity, sharp eye, and sensitive interior portraits have had a big influence on my own work.
So it was amazing to photograph HER home – the first time it has been photographed and published, and now live on Freunde von Freunden. Accompanied by a wonderful interview by Lauren Spencer King – you can see the full feature here:
Huge thanks to Leslie for trusting me to capture her space and for a great shoot day, and to FvF for their work publishing this story.
Hope you enjoy — I’ll put the full series on my portfolio soon.
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Pretty excited to say that I photographed the cover of the latest Dwell magazine!
I shot a story for the November 2015 issue – this small 5×11-foot garden studio was designed and built by Nicholas Hunt for his Brooklyn backyard.
Check it out, issue is on newsstands now.
(with thanks to Sue Getzendanner & Clay Kessack)
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Above, some film snaps from the summer in California, Florida, Vermont (reluctantly accepting that it’s autumn) and below, links to 3 things that I’ve been meaning to share here:
1. I recently did an interview with Manifattura about my work and it’s been posted on their website; have a look here.
2. THIS is one of my favorite essays (with photos, too) that I’ve read in years, without exaggeration. Teju Cole, bravo sir. I especially like his thoughts about why he takes certain photos and not others, editing a series of photos, and what he is seeking when he travels and tries to photograph it. The essay resonated with me because I think about similar things when I’m traveling to a place and photographing what I see – either on assignment or for personal reasons. “Subtle peculiarities” – a perfect phrase that encapsulates what I hope to capture in my work close to home or far from it. Personally, it’s what I find so much more satisfying and interesting than photos of a pretty shop/corner/coffee/meal (which is what seems to be the prevalent form of “travel photography” lately).
3. I also watched this film about renowned architectural photographer Pedro Guerrero last week and I really enjoyed it, especially given my own work photographing interiors/exteriors and artists. Thanks for the heads up, Walter.
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Photos above were taken in northern Bavaria, Germany in June 2014. I was there on assignment for 2 quick days.
During that time:
We witnessed one of the more intriguing (and bizarre) German national fraternity traditions take place late one night in the tiny medieval town where we stayed. I’ll tell you about it someday.
At the same time, northern Europe was hit with a freak heatwave and so it was a humid 102 degrees F during the day (it is usually no more than 75-80 degrees F during the summer). We did not encounter a single air conditioner during those 2 days. I tried to sleep in my hotel room by laying on the wood floor, which was the coolest part of the entire room while I aimed the small plastic fan (no bigger than my fist) directly at my face. Between the flights, my jet lag and the intense heat, I likely slept a total of 3 hours over the course of 4 days. On my flight home from Dusseldorf, I’m quite sure I was hallucinating until I finally fell asleep in an empty row of seats.
One of the more memorable trips I’ve taken in the past couple of years.
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Above, a series of personal photographs taken in Wellfleet, Massachusetts in August 2015.