TBT #6. Interior Design: Jenny Vorhoff at Studio Riga.
In the city where buildings are packed like sardines, some apartments have views that make up for everyone else’s dark brick facade hiding behind a drawn window shade. At this penthouse in the Jean Nouvel building at 100 Eleventh Ave, whether I looked outside or in, my eyes were more than satisfied.
What’s better than shooting Interiors at the home of an Interior Designer with her own line of pillows? When the home is in Brooklyn, of course! Those who know me know I’m quite the homebody. I love being in my home, and when I do leave, I stay within a 10 (ok, sometimes 5) block radius. Shooting for Interior Designer Audra Canfield, the creative mind behind Designer Fluff, was a treat (did I mention she pulled out a chilled bottle of rose during lunch?). Not only was the shoot a blast, but I am now the owner of an amazing designer fluff chevron pillow. And now, not only do I not want to leave the 5 block radius surrounding my home… I don’t want to get off my couch!
See more pics on the recent post about Designer Fluff on decor8!
Some shoot days feel like work but some truly feel like play. When I arrived at the Hudson Valley home of Interior Designer Sisse Jonassen, it was obvious that I was in for some serious play time. I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to see the inside & when I went inside, I didn’t ever want to leave! I love every bit of the house from the exposed ceiling beams to the wide plank floors, from the found art to the fine art. My photos and Sisse’s story were just featured on Design*Sponge – according to the comments on the post, she now has a big fan club! Who’s the leader of that club? Me.
There’s nothing I don’t love about The Brooklyn Home Company. The People? Check! Their Style? Check! The Locations (Brooklyn!)? Check! I only wish they could build and design their spaces even faster than they already do (which is pretty fast) so I could shoot with them more often. Looking for a new home? Go buy one of their newly renovated spaces, now on the market- you’ll be very happy.
I photographed a restored 1850’s farmhouse in Rhinebeck, NY for the most recent issue of Rue Magazine. The shoot was Art Directed & Styled by the so very talented Meagan Camp. After a day & a half of shooting we finished with 25 shots, which was too many for Rue to run- so Meagan & I pitched the story to the blog, Decor8 and an extended version ran on the site. A few days later The New York Times ran an article about the growth of online shelter magazines & featured Rue Magazine in the story, along with an image from our story chosen to represent Rue in the multimedia slideshow. It’s been so exciting to see the story grow & get exposure on multiple sites. Below is the original Rue article, followed by a snapshot of The NY Times slideshow. You can also check out the extended story (with more images!) on Decor8.
A few years ago when I left the film industry, I remember thinking “finally I won’t feel like a bag lady carrying a ton of stuff with me everywhere I go.” Clearly, at that point, I didn’t know that I would end up being an Interior Photographer. For most of my shoots I show up bright and early in the morning with an assistant, a handtruck, & about 7 bags of assorted gear. Last year I started shooting for BizBash, an event industry trade publication. I am sent out to document the decor, the space, & the unique design elements of the event. What I love about shooting these jobs is that I have about 45 minutes to capture the essence of the transformed event space- and it’s just me, my camera, and one little flash. I don’t even bring a purse with me!
Orchid Dinner, Madarin Oriental – NYC