NEW YORK, NY – Every year Vox Media’s Curbed honors bright talent in the design world under the moniker “young guns” for their ability to challenge the industry’s status quo. We were commissioned for portraits of two of the 2016 honorees. Above are Jake Levine and Zoë Salditch of Electric Objects, which is a platform for bringing digital art into every home. Below is Danielle Arps who designs fun and functional commercial interiors for tech start-ups. We supplemented the assignment with some GIFs where the Electric Objects team programs the changing art on their EO1 wall displays and Arps sketches her Dani Lounge, a custom chair with tall sides that provide both comfort and privacy. See the complete Curbed Young Guns Class of 2016.
NEW YORK, NY – For the “Ask A Local” page in the May issue of House & Garden, we spent a day in the shoes of interior designer Steven Gambrel, visiting his favorite NYC shops and restaurants, from Three Lives & Company bookshop and the John Derian shops to Jeffrey’s Grocery, where Steven likes to order a Bloody Mary and oysters.
PHILADELPHIA – Every new year we go back through our archive. This year, we decided to have fun putting together a .gif in the process with some outtakes. While on assignment for Food & Wine a few years back, Chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtù in Philadelphia, demonstrated his process of hand-pulling a single-strand of pasta for us. The dish, Maccheroni alla Mugnaia, originates from the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is served on a wooden cutting board with garlic, olive oil, and grated pecorino, along with dried chiles which you can snip to season to your own taste. Below are our portfolio images that resulted from the shoot.
NEW JERSEY – For a feature story in the August Family Fun magazine, we headed to the Jersey Shore with models from Wilhelmina Philadelphia. We had a special opportunity to photograph a real-life mother and son (Camille and Matteo Savo) on location in Ocean City – it was their first time modeling together. For the reportage part of the story, we checked out Tent City in Ocean Grove, kite flying at Seaside Park Beach, Lucy the Elephant in Margate City, and Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach. We also devoured plenty of Johnson’s caramel popcorn and Brown’s donuts. For more family vacation ideas, check out Family Fun online. See more from this shoot in our Travel portfolio. All prop and wardrobe styling for the models by Wendy Oswald Kinney.
NEW YORK, NY – Our friend Phillip Low makes beautiful hand milled acrylic sculptural pieces. He was kind enough to let us photograph him and his work in progress during a studio visit. Adopting the aesthetic of prisms and prismatic color separation, his pieces shape light in a way that is absolutely magical.
Saugatuck, MI – When you shoot editorial interiors, you often get to witness something quite special – you see how families interact, how they make themselves at home, and how the home really does reflect who they are. At this cottage of Gwen and Jay DeBruyn, shot for Coastal Living’s March color-themed issue, home is clearly where the heart is. Decorated by Gwen, along with her daughter Amber (they run local decor/design shop Bayberry Cottage together), the rooms surround you with bright colors, florals, and patterns — creating a very cheerful retreat for the many grown children and young grandchildren. We had the pleasure of meeting some of them, and everyone made us feel like extended family during our two-day shoot. See our Interiors gallery for more or read about Gwen’s inspirations at Coastal Living. All styling by Liz Strong.