Through my various careers, I've gotten to meet so many different kinds of creative people and photographers. I remember meeting Marjorie Becker for the first time at a concert that I curate called Pulsewave. She takes photos of bands, sometimes dogs (now food!) —and miraculously has all of the photos up and edited early the next morning! Back in 2014, we met up in her Upper West Side apartment with tons of light. It was great to have a visual history of everything I’ve worked on and I stumbled upon the collection again.
Marjorie is vegetarian. When you’re a hardheaded meat eater like me, it’s very easy to give a vegetarian a bunch of sides and call it a night. Luckily, I’ve been practicing and found inspiration from local Brooklyn places like Glasserie and Xixa, which I praise for having “omnivore” menus.