A stroll through the editor’s romantic and meandering 40 acres — cultivated over the last 20 years by her friend, the landscape designer Miranda Brooks.
Michael Turek's upcoming project, The Lost Pianos of Siberia, is an exploration of music and abandonment. Taking place in Siberia and the Russian Far East, Turek and author Sophy Roberts track down vintage pianos, all of which tell a story. This project will ultimately end in a photo book, due to be published in 2019. See a preview below!
This collaboration with food stylist Mariana Velasquez and photographer Beth Galton is inspired by reknowned Mexican architect Luis Barragan. Apparently, he requested that his housekeeper only serve him pink meals!
Off and on over the past year, New York-based photographer Michael Turek has been working on a project about some unusual people who live among us — those who wear watches on the inside of their wrists.
“It started one day when I and a friend of mine were getting coffee, and I noticed the barista was wearing her watch that way,” Turek says. “I started asking her all sorts of questions about why she did it. My friend, who’s an industrial designer and is constantly thinking about how people use products, was also interested. So we’re doing the project together. We basically find people on the street in New York. He interviews them about why they wear their watches like that, and I photograph them.”
Turek works on the project between assignments for magazines — his travel and lifestyle photography has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Departures, and Men’s Journal — and jobs for commercial clients, including British Airways and COMO Hotels. He has other sideline series going on at the same time, and, curiously, when he describes them you realize they often seem to focus on people who do things differently. He’s been working on a long-range project, for instance, on the phenomenon of “dark tourism” — pricey guided excursions to places associated with death and disaster.
Through The Window.
What is "New York?" It's a topic that pervades the perpetual conversation about the city. The shifting demographics of its storied neighborhoods make that dialogue mutable. But what I realize, looking out my living room window every day, is that a beautiful inclusiveness and cooperation persist in our little corner of the Lower East Side. Everyone is here together.
For just less than 4 hours on a Tuesday afternoon in May 2016, Richard set up outside, across the street from his apartment window, to capture that unaffected and unspoken alliance that exists between the people walking along Clinton Street. Everyone was welcome to participate, and no one was excluded. Here they all are. This is New York.