|Cold and rainy Boston|
|Grilled shrimp po boy|
Brett & I went to Hampshire together, and vaguely remembered each other from college. We have mutual several mutual friends but we reconnected in Nola, un-Hampshire related. Last year, after I photographed Wayne & Louise, they took me to a dinner party at their friend Pablo's house, and Brett was there. We spent a lot of time talking and he was intrigued by the project.
He is working on a book, and was trying to get a chunk done before he left for NYC (I later found out to win a James Beard award- yay Brett!), so it was really awesome that he took a break from writing for the shoot & to have a beer with us. I was also honored that he asked if I wouldn't mind taking a few images for his author picture for the book - which we did outside on his patio with banana trees in the background.
And one more thing, as if Brett isn't kind enough, last month he tweeted the project to Mel, a Fresh Air producer, which then caused an amazing public radio chain reaction and a ton of publicity for the project. Thanks Brett!
|Brett may win the prize for the coolest objects, although he is up against tuff competition|
|Love the art up the stairs|
|afternoon light kitchen|
|Book jacket Brett|
He sent us around the corner to Lost Love Lounge for the best spring rolls of my life and a giant bowl of Pho. Then we walked over to Vaso on Frenchman's Street to hear some music and caught a few minutes of a great brass band before I realized my wallet was missing and we had to go on a mad and fruitless search to find it.
|Lost Love's bar|
|Lost Love book shelf|
|Pho & spring rolls|