Architect Anda Andrei for Monocle

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I had the pleasure to photograph architect and designer Anda Andrei for this months issue of Monocle. We talked politics, future of hospitality and Nicolae Ceaușescu’s very eclectic taste in design.

Spaceport America

Added on by Martin Adolfsson.

New Mexico is an interesting state, it offers an odd mix of old men with pony-tails and nuclear test facilities scattered around the state. However, since a couple of years back it has it's very own Spaceport which will start sending (very wealthy) tourists into orbit during later this year.

The story was shot for Icon magazine... and the oxidized look is by design according to Foster and Partners.

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Canada's very own Miami Beach - sort of.....

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Last time I visited Leamington, ON (Canada) the receptionist at my hotel described the city as "a Canadian version of Miami Beach". This seemed a bit odd considering that Leamington is situated on the north shore of Lake Erie. I nevere asked if she referred to the wild party scene or the fact that the city is located in the most southern part of Canada. 

Anyway, this time I was to spend a full day at Mucci Farms. If you ever ate any type of fruit and you live in Eastern US chances are that they came from Mucci Farms. For anyone who is even remotely interested in photography this place is heaven on earth with its straight lines and clean, graphic texture. 

It made me wonder if the true reason why they cover the plantation with fabric (it's not glass) is to keep away all the aspiring Instagram photographers who would otherwise overrun the place. 

 

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New work for Facebook

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Together with Facebook's art director Simone Parmeggiani and the crew at Oliver Agency (UK), I visited Campbell Soup to capture how Workplace by Facebook is transforming their company culture. The brief I was given was simple: show us the people at Campbell in an authentic and unscripted way, focusing on their relationships to each other and to tech. 

Having a foot in the tech world myself, I loved how we moved away from the obvious corporate imagery and took more risks to represent what today's "work" - and technology - truly mean.

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Maye Musk (yes it's Elon Musk's mother)

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When I got a call earlier this summer to photograph Maye Musk for the cover of DI Weekend I was a bit surprised, I was obviously familiar with her son Elon but didn’t know that much about his mother.
Turns out that Maye has been a professional model (and nutritionist) for the past 40 years and often brought her three kids with her when she was doing runaway shows. After the shoot we sat down for lunch and I asked, what her secret was to raising such talented children, she said "just let them be curious."

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