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.
David Saltzman was the Executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation for 27 years. He is much much nicer than I made him look but i like that shot.
Here is how it looked in the journal. Read his profile by Alexandra Wolfe here.
These past few years, I have been illustrating Alexandra Wolfe’s Weekend Confidential column for The Wall Street Journal regularly. The frequent readers of this blog, mostly close friends and family members, might remember the “Unstoppable” Alex from our adventures with Jeff Bridges, Christoph Waltz or well… Sarah Palin.
And for the past few years, every time I saw Alex, I always wanted to ask her to organize me a sitting with her dad, but, you know, i didn’t want to be that guy…
Last monday however, I spent my afternoon in Tom Wolfe’s beautiful living room, overlooking Central Park, with my beloved Ronnie ‘Boo Boo’ Weil, as Alexandra was assigned the daunting task of interviewing her own dad. It’s very good. Read it here!
P.S: Alexandra, your dad is awesome. I hope you like the portrait.
P.P.S: We are both a little bit worried that you’re going to Burning man.
I got to spend a few minutes with Salman Rushdie a couple of weeks ago for french magazine Le Point; which translates literally as The Point.
If you read french, the interview by Michel Schneider is great.
Read the interview here.
Last month, I got up very very early for a quick and caffeinated shoot with Under-Armour CEO Kevin Plank and the beautiful Misty Copeland.
Since then, every time I have been pointing my camera at someone, a voice inside my brain whispers “It would look so much better with Misty.”
Oh! Kevin was great too.
A huge thanks to everyone at Footwear News, particularly Elizabeth Slott for hiring me and understanding my on-set needs (read: pouring coffee down my throat until I was able to stand-up without assistance and open my eyes), Suzana Hallili for the make up, and the excellent Marcus Tortorici for having the patience to assist me.
Last month, Adweek asked me to photograph all the New York subjects of the 2016 Media All-stars Issue.
By order of appearance: Daryl Lee from UM global, Carrie Seifer of Mediavest I Spark, Jon Gittins of Mediacom, Sean Corcoran from MullenLowe, Justine Bloome of Carat, Trevor Guthrie from Giant Spoon and Helen Lin from Zenith, who’s lovely and keeps good bourbon in her office.
A huge thank to Margo Braha for hiring me and to Marcus Tortorici and Julian Hom for carrying my shit while I chain-smoke.
A couple of weeks ago, I shot architect Santiago Calatrava, the mind behind the new World Trade Center hub, in the art studio of his Park Avenue townhouse.
It was in last weekend’s WSJ, read it online here.
I shot Jeff Daniels for last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, as seen here on my insta, held by my bestie Justin Boykin, who has pretty eyes, funny hats, a liver made of steel and a next-door neighbor with a WSJ subscription.
The shoot itself was, let’s say, unilaterally enthusiastic and over about 5.47 minutes later, so no funny stories this time.
I still managed to take a couple of mildly publishable photographs, thank god for assistants and youtube tutorials.
The color option ran online with Alexandra Wolfe’s profile here.
With necessary big-ups to my beautiful photo-editor Ronnie ‘Boo-Boo’ Weil, the lovely Nickee David for the grooming, John at Camart studios and the good people at Boobie Trap in Bushwick, for getting me shit-hammered that night.