Albert Hadley for Domino Magazine.
I've been getting that question a lot lately and was just trying to explain it to a close friend. What do you do for a living? Are you a creative, etc.? I actually work, part time these days thankfully, in advertising and I'm an art buyer and director of creative services. Which basically means, when an ad needs getting done, I work with art directors, copywriters and account folks to get the ad done. I source out the photographers, produce the shoots, and then manage the vendors to print beautiful printed pieces that make y'all wanna shop! The evil empire, to be sure. I have my love-hate relationship with it, that's sure too. I love that I can show up in cut-off's and flip flops (and used to be able to bring my dog every day) and come and go as I please. I love all that mad genius I work with and the creative life that surrounds and inspires me everyday.
Stanley Tucci for Gourmet.
I just wish, well maybe, we were making art, not ads. I think most of us feel that way, but we gotta pay the rent. Anyhow, I digress, here's a glimpse of some of the work I produced last year and am proud of. You'll recognize these as Condé Nast publications, like Domino, and Self, and Architectural Digest. I had a busy year and a half producing all these shoots, and I am proud of every single one. I love working for them, and our client has been a friend to me in good times and in bad. As gut wrenching as these shoots were for all of us, we made some pretty pictures. And I feel good about that. And, at the end of the day, that's what I do.
Architect Richard Meier for Architectural Digest.
Patrick Dempsey for Details.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Condé Nast Traveler.