This is the 3rd designer tête-á-tête I’ve made for TRADhome, Traditional Home’s digital only edition. For the Spring 2013 issue, I worked with the hilarious duo Amanda Nisbet and Joe Lucas. They are the perfect pair to compare East Coast and West Coast design. And clearly, they had a lot of fun working together!
This January I traveled to Haiti with Keith Recker of Hand/Eye Magazine and the Hand/Eye Fund to document some of the artists and artisans he has been working with over the years. Keith has been traveling to haiti for years and has an amazing understanding of the craft, culture and art that come from the island. Learning about a country through it’s artists and artisans is an amazing way to get to know a place and I was so lucky to be able to have this introduction. This video focuses on Caribbean Craft, a papier mache company that creates a collection with West Elm. There are many more videos to come and I can’t wait to share them.
Here’s a tear sheet from my shoot with Heather Armstrong, blogger extraordinaire, of dooce.com. Heather was so much fun to shoot. I’m not sure which one of us laughed more. I loved hearing all about Heather’s experiences as an ex-Mormon from Tennessee now living in Salt Lake City. And she likes my jokes!
And here’s one of my favorite outtakes:
And a quick behind the scenes video from the shoot:
I photographed Emma Straub and Michael Fusco’s Lefferts Gardens home over the summer and here are the pics and video from the shoot. Emma is a wonderfully talented writer, whose new novel, “Other People We Married,” is being published this coming February. Michael is a fantastic graphic designer who creates amazing book covers, posters, prints among other things. Styling by “>PJ Mehaffey.
I recently photographed Maya Kaimal for Better Homes and Gardens. Maya has her own line of home-style Indian foods inspired by her family’s cooking. She is also the author of 2 cookbooks and the mother of 2!
And here’s a little behind the scenes of the shoot: