Archive for June, 2010
In the Fall I travelled to Istanbul to photograph the Dream Team for that city – a collection of four of Turkey’s foremost taste makers.
We decided to shoot them at İzzet Çapa’s (one of the four) club, Joke Perestroyka. Joining İzzet, were Mihda Koray (gallerist), Sefer Çağlar (interior & product designer with Autoban), and Müge Ersin (fashion designer).
They all knew each other, so it made my life very easy — getting them to have fun and interact was a cinch.
We shot in three different locations in the club, but having a great editor (this was for Conde Nast Traveler) meant that this particular frame was the keeper.
A good editor always makes your work look better. Thank goodness for that.
You can take a look at the end result here: Conde Nast Traveler – Word of Mouth – May 2010 – Istanbul Dream Team
Continuing the theme of my last couple posts I will inundate you more Shanghai. I know you can’t get enough. It is an Expo year after all.
Expo you say? Like Expo ’86 in Vancouver? Yes, that Expo.
In any case, without further ado, I give you a collection of Shanghai images that the folks chez Ritz-Carlton published in their ultra-swish magazine.
The July 2010 issue of Conde Nast Traveler has just hit newstands and you can see my ugly mug staring out at you from page 10 of the profiles at the beginning of the magazine. I shot a small feature for them that focused on Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s favourite street-food in Shanghai.
Now you ask, why does Jean-Georges have favourite street food vendors in Shanghai?!
Well, it is because he also has a flagship restaurant, Jean-Georges, located in the 3 on the Bund complex in Shanghai itself. Headlined for many years by Executive Chef Eric Johnson, it is now helmed by the very talented, and always relaxed, Ming Kin Lam.
If in Shanghai go and have a bite (or three). And don’t bother ordering anything off the menu – just have Kin put together an incredible tasting menu for you. Delicious.
Oh, and the street food?
Head to Sipailou Lu, near Yu Gardens and have a delicious pancake. Yum.
Now go pick up a copy at the newstand, or you can also check it out here: rowat_cnus_201007_eat-the-street
I was fortunate enough to have a terrific feature in the March 2010 issue of Conde Nast Traveler. The Feature was entitled ‘ShangKong’ and focused on the two amazing Asian cities - Shanghai and Hong Kong. The former, Shanghai was my home for almost 8 years, though I now split my time between there and New York. You can take a peek at the low-res PDF here: rowat_cnus_201003_shangkong web
(PS – if this was in March why am I posting in June you ask? Well the blog and site are just getting up and re-launched, so you might be subjected to some archived material as we move forward. And current shoots too. Don’t worry.)