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.
Read Mr Cardozo’s profile here.
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.