Read the piece (with a slightly different shot) here.
Billboard asked me to portray Michael Dorf last month, for their “From the desk of” column. It’s out this week and you can read it here.
When your subject works off an apartment specially dedicated to his music collection, or his bone collection, your shoot usually goes pretty smoothly and you are at the bar in no time. Otherwise, as we say where i come from, c’est la merde.
I got lucky this time as Michael likes to work in the basement surrounded by wine barrels.
Billboard picked a fairly literal option; which is understandable, and fine by me because their photo-editor is lovely, much much taller than me, and she pays me extremely well.
But i do like those too.
We even got silly for a minute at the end.
I shot architect and Yale School of Architecture’s dean Robert A.M. Stern a couple of weeks ago and since I have been a good boy this year, my beautiful photo-editor Ronnie “Boo Boo” Weil accepted to run it in black and white for once.
And big up to assistant Julian Hom for snatching a behind-the-scene photo.
Yesterday morning, at 7.15 AM, my reptilian brain teamed up with a liter & a half of Cafe Bustello for a 15mn shoot with Pershing Square Capital Management’s CEO and self-described activist investor William “Bill” Ackman, who was in a fairly good mood if you consider he lost 2 billions last tuesday, as I learnt in today’s piece by the excellent Monica Langley.
And It made the front page! As seen on my Instagram.
Do you follow me on Instagram? You should.
A huge thank you to the amazing Sarah Morse at WSJ, who’s one of the very very few women in the world who can ask me to wake up before 5AM on an editorial paycheck.
Margaret Vitrano is the managing director & portfolio manager at Clearbridge Investments.
Last week, I turned a corridor at SiriusXM into a small photo-studio, and an absolute mess, to portray talk-show host and Real housewives’ producer Andy Cohen for the launch of his radio channel.
Anyone who welcomes me with a boozy breakfast at 9 AM on a tuesday deserves a particular praise on this blog, in this occurrence and by order of appearance Sam Ewen, Jeffrey Hatfield and Peter Brown.
Champagne was splashed and consumed, tuxedos were stained, interns were harassed.
Fun was had.
Then, more champagne was consumed.
For some reason, the story only ran in the Journal this weekend but I actually photographed author Mary Karr over a year and half ago, in January 2014 at her cottage up in Eastchester NY.
Read the story here.
Much love to Ronnie “boo boo” Weil for all the fun assignments.
I already posted those last year and wrote how the always bombastic Leslie Dela Vega had sneaked me into Rolling Stone’s tiny video studio, on a mission to trick David Fricke into posing for a long-due new contrib portrait.
I was a little bummed at the time because I really like those photos and they had not gotten much visibility. Luckily, the lovely people at RS Colombia (Muchas gracias Diego Ortiz!), offered them a cool second life.
Fun fact/ Leslie found me that small gig as an emergency, after i threatened her to permanently plank on her desk, wearing nothing but a french flag speedo till she hired me.