Last spring, Random House asked me to photograph best-selling author Lee Child, the man behind the Jack Reacher series for the release of his new book The midnight line.
It was our second shoot with Lee, we had met a few years ago for The Wall Street Journal.
Many thanks to Ruby Bird studio and Margina Dennis for the grooming.
I am back in New York after a fairly long european vacay and shot designer and fellow parisian Joseph Altuzarra, along with the CEO of his company, the lovely Karis Durmer, in the small in-house studio from the magazine.
It’s out here!
Behind the paywall though…
The Wall Street Journal got me a very short sitting with Sebastian Junger earlier this month for Alex Wolfe’s Weekend confidential (read it here).
We shot in and around The half king, a restaurant he co-owns in Chelsea and it felt a bit like trying to corner a feline into a small space.
Many Thanks to Ivar Dameron, who was covering for my beloved Ronnie Boo Boo while she was in Europe with my grandma, being fabulous.
Kat Malott at Wall Street Journal (who is going to get buried under macaroons for this one) got me an hour with John Waters at his apartment in NYC. The assignment was environmental portraits for the real estate section.
But I arrived with this idea to mirror 1926 Man Ray photo “Noire et blanche (Black and white)” of a model, posing with a carved mask.
Breaking out the black seamless at the end of the shoot, I explained my idea in my best broken English. He smiled and replied, “Alright, take your best shot, Diane Arbus.”
He rested his head for few seconds, 7 frames total, and I was in a very, very good mood for a good couple of hours.
I went to Princeton NJ a few weeks ago to portray Robert George who talked to Alexandra Wolfe about the solitude of being a conservative intellectual under Donald Trump…
Here is how it looked in the paper
Last year, The in-flight magazine of Norwegian Airlines sent me to a funny place. Up in East Harlem, in a huge warehouse, the department of sanitation is keeping the treasures found in the trash of NY.
It’s actually the life work of Nelson Molina, who obsessionally collected what they call “mongos” in the sanitation slang, during his 32 years of service.
The visit was very regulated, I only had 30 minutes with no assistant and it took a little negotiation, and signing a few forms, before I could use my beloved Qflash. Here are a few out-takes.
After spending a fair amount of time prostrated in front of CNN, missing both my wife and democracy, I finally crawled out of Bushwick a couple of weeks ago to portray designer Christian Siriano at his showroom.
I photographed designers John Varvatos and Paul Andrews at their respective studios, for the annual Achievement awards issue of Footwear news.
On a side note, I will be operating from Sweden for all of December till early January. Holler at me if you need a scandinavian portrait!
A couple of outtakes of a very last-minute shoot with filmmaker and youtube personality Casey Neistat at his Lower-Manhattan studio as Adweek named him Digital Creator of the year in their new Hot List issue.
Believe it or not, but he has a crowd of rabid teenager fans waiting outside his studio everyday, to the point we could not actually shoot outside.