And she won’t have to snatch your cell phone.
A couple of weeks ago, Billboard sent me up to photograph Atlantic Records’ CEO Craig Kallman who’s also a compulsive collector of records (he has 750 000, yup!), music related memorabilia and amazing vintage rock photography.
So obsessive in fact that, according to wikipedia, this is the second largest private music collection in the world…
And he had to get an apartment to stash it, with 2 toilets: one dedicated to Soul music, the other one to punk rock.
And here is what it looks like in the mag.
Grooming by Megan Lanoux, and a big up to my boo Amelia Halverson at Billboard for sending me to cool places and paying me obnoxiously well.
Thursday evening, I went to shoot around the corner of my house for just 20 minutes before the light went down, I met the lovely Leonore who kindly let me take her portrait.
I had a real good time with the lovely people of AKA, on the rooftop of their new office; by order of appearance, Elizabeth Furze, Jamaal Parham, Bashan Aquart & Scott Moore.
Fun fact: It’s on this exact rooftop that Bob Gruen shot his iconic portrait of Lennon
I met with British-Ghanaian architect and designer David Adjaye at the Knoll showroom a couple of weeks ago for The Wall Street Journal.
Ryan Mesina, who’s one of the last cultured photo-editors in this town, asked me to somewhat reference Malian photographer Seydoux Keita who i am a huge fan of, using David’s new fabrics.
Read the interview here.
I spent a little time in the streets of Bushwick these past weeks. Here are the portraits I like so far.
Read Jamie’s profile with an alternative shot here.
Best-selling thriller writer Joseph Kanon is in this month WSJ’s Book club, follow it here.
We met last week in his Upper East Side book-filled apartment and then went on a short walk around the neighborhood.
And the fact that it actually is my job is baffling.
A couple of Sundays ago, his only day-off, André De Shields and his long-time friend/impresario Merle Frimark warmly welcomed us in his Hell’s Kitchen eagle’s nest, cramped with his many books, records, scripts and his own writings, around the rehearsal piano; in a corner of the room, the wig for his acclaimed Frederick Douglass role.
And before you ask, yes it actually is Diana Ross on the photo above him.
A few days before, Kat Malott at The Wall Street Journal had gotten me invited for tea time to illustrate the ‘house call’ interview of the Mansion weekly supplement. She didn’t know it yet, but she had just offered me one of the loveliest moments of my career.
Now, I am usually fairly selective on here, but when the ‘Wiz’ dances and does his Jerry Lewis impersonation for you, you forget branding and you post the photos!
You should definitely read the interview by Marc Myers here.
You could also buy the paper today and finance our luxurious lifestyle.
And so you get the full experience….
Bassem Youssef has quite a biography - from heart surgeon to being the ‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’, hosting a satirical show “Al Bernameg”, and subsequently pissing off both the Muslim Brotherhood and the military regime to the point that he had to stop for his own safety.
He talked to the always delightful Alexandra Wolfe for WSJ’s Week end confidential portrait.
You should definitely read her piece here.
The Journal used the shots above, but I will keep this more contrasted option.