Running in the current issue of ESPN the Magazine is a story I shot featuring Sartonk, the makers of world championship boxing belts. Check out the story online here.
No pictures this time, sorry, just a quick update. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. Last week I spent a day in Ithaca NY shooting portraits of Dr. Bill Thomas, a geriatric doctor, who has some revolutionary ideas on aging. This was shot for AARP’s new program, Life Reimagined. Later in the week it was off to Durham NC to shoot Rob Cotter, the founder of Organic Transit and creator of the ELF, a solar power assisted recumbent bicycle. Both Bill and Rob have recently given lectures on the TED Talks circuit. Being a huge fan of the TED Talk series I was pretty excited to meet them. It was a great week of shooting.
Just yesterday I got back from Vermont shooting a home and recording studio in the hills outside of Brattleboro. It was my first time in VT, believe it or not, and it is definitely not my last. Love that place and the project, designed by my all time favorite architectural clients Ryall Porter Sheridan, was amazing. Can’t wait to show those photos off.
Going back even further, ESPN sent me to Sartonk Designs to document the process of the making of those super cool Championship Boxing belts you see on TV. It is ran by a grandfather and grandson. The grandfather is the one who made all of the belts going 40yrs back! Muhammed Ali, Mike Tyson, Holyfield, etc…. all have belts make them. Then there were a few architectural assignments for James Wagman Architects and Architecture Outfit. Arch Outfit, aka Thaddeus Brinner, just completed Aesop’s Madison Ave store on the upper east side. It’s a very cool place and Thaddeus is doing some amazing work. (Actually going to post an image from Aesop in a minute).
Wish I could show some images but everything is in a holding pattern waiting to released. Will share everything very soon!
At the end of last year I met Adam Kamens, the CEO of Amuneal, when I photographed him for a Metropolis Magazine story. Amuneal fabricates high end metal structures, art pieces, etc.. for Coach, W Hotel and Barneys, to name a few. Adam got in touch earlier this year and asked if I’d come document their “Maker’s Weekend” workshop. They invited some of their clients to come down to make their own personal design pieces. It was a great opportunity for their clients to see what really goes on in the shop and to work with the actual people who make them. It was a great weekend and Amuneal is fully stocked with some great people too.
Posting more images shortly.