As I watched one man rapidly peeling oranges on a machine with a table clamp, and the other handing us the coconuts he prepared with straws poking out, the combination of the heat, the fruit stand, and their heavy Cuban accents convinced me that I was thoroughly disoriented. Wasn't I at Port Authority in Manhattan just 15 minutes [...]
Controversy and art are by no means strangers. As a photographer, it is difficult to avoid it, especially since most subjects worth photographing are by nature controversial, or reveal a provocative narrative. The challenge in undertaking a touchy subject then, is to present it tastefully without censorship. Although, whose taste is the artist serving ultimately… and who determines what is “tasteful”?
Two of my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, both distinctly American. They both celebrate friendships and family, and place a huge focus on food! What could be better than that? Today, we celebrate our country's birthday but we also are celebrating SUMMER! No matter how we do it, whether it's with grilling, picnics, fireworks, it's [...]
"Daahling! I'm so happy you were able to make it! Bob, meet Bob! Bob Shafer, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to the UN, this is Bob Colacello, writer extraordinaire!" Today, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis still has the spunk that earned her the nickname "Princess TNT, Dynamite Socialite" and "Punk Princess" in the late 80s [...]