Mid-March, just days before the world went to absolute shit, Moya McAllister and Ed Levine at Psychology Today had given my dream assignment, shooting street portraits around the city for a few days to illustrate a story about the benefits of face to face interactions.
I recently came out as an amateur botanist/ plant hoarder, these past few years I turned my Bushwick apartment into a small jungle, 130 plants and counting.
Amid that coronavirus shit, to retain a semblance of normalcy and not sink too deep into depression, I started photographing them.
You can see more on my instagram
Real Estate developper Don Capoccia photographed inside the Bedford Armory
This was my first portrait of the year thanks to the always amazing Ronnie Boo Boo at The Wall Street Journal.
Colin met me for a very quick shoot at a midtown studio, he was just back from rowing all the way to Antarctica, yeah you read that right, so I was expecting him his skin to be burnt by the cold and saltwater but to my surprise he looked like he just exited the spa.
We exchanged a few moisturizing tips and shot this few options.
Read Colin’s book ’ The impossible first and follow his new adventures on his instagram.
Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of Indian industrial giant Tata Group, shot on Roosevelt Island of all places.
Coach designer’s Stuart Vevers at his Upper West side townhouse for the fashion section of The Wall Street Journal.
It is the second time I shoot architect Steven Holl, who isn’t a huge fan of having his photo taken. 12 years ago he gave me 4 minutes, this time… About 6-7mn.
Read the profile here
Earlier this summer, Hauser & Wirth announced Nicolas Party was joining their roster.
To celebrate, they sent me to Redhook for a studio visit.
Maurice Mitchell is the national director of the Working Families Party, shot in Brooklyn for Ozy.com