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An Afternoon with Michael Mundy

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Michael Mundy emailed me out of the blue a few weeks back. He wanted to shoot my apartment for a project he was working on called An Afternoon With. He'd seen pictures of my place via a mutual friend, the Brooklyn illustrator Richard Haines. Before allowing Mundy into my home I did a little research. He's an accomplished photographer who has shot myriad interesting design folk like the Toledos, Tom Ford, and Georgio Armani. While his professional work—fashion, portraits, interiors—is impressive, it was his blog An Afternoon With that mesmerized me.

They're not necessarily boldfaced names, but the people he chooses to shoot are fascinating. And through a weekly photo essay he captures their homes, often times modern, in equal precision with the capturing of their personalities. It's a must-read blog for those of us who like to see how other people, everyday people, live.

 

I caught up with Michael after he shot my home for a chat.

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  A vintage Bulgarian poster hangs above a Blue Dot console and Missoni bowl.  Courtesy of: Michael Mundy
    A vintage Bulgarian poster hangs above a Blue Dot console and Missoni bowl.

    Courtesy of: Michael Mundy

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  A Hella Jongerius vase for Ikea, Saarinen chair and table, and a Nani Marquina rug fill this sunlit apartment.  Courtesy of: Michael Mundy
    A Hella Jongerius vase for Ikea, Saarinen chair and table, and a Nani Marquina rug fill this sunlit apartment.

    Courtesy of: Michael Mundy

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  Portraits of drag queens by San Francisco artist Jim Winters sit above Noguchi lamps.  Courtesy of: Michael Mundy
    Portraits of drag queens by San Francisco artist Jim Winters sit above Noguchi lamps.

    Courtesy of: Michael Mundy

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  An Eames rocker, Wassily chair, and stacks of cds adorn the Financial District apartment of Siki Im and his girlfriend Abigail Lorick, both fashion designers.
    An Eames rocker, Wassily chair, and stacks of cds adorn the Financial District apartment of Siki Im and his girlfriend Abigail Lorick, both fashion designers.
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  The illustrator Richard Haines relaxing in his Bushwick apartment.
    The illustrator Richard Haines relaxing in his Bushwick apartment.
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  Designer Abigail Lorick bathed in white light.
    Designer Abigail Lorick bathed in white light.
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  Art and images on the wall of stylist Scott Newkirk's Brooklyn home.
    Art and images on the wall of stylist Scott Newkirk's Brooklyn home.
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  The poet Armando in his Williamsburg home.
    The poet Armando in his Williamsburg home.
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  Martynka Wawrzyniak, a book editor for Rizzoli, sits in her bed.
    Martynka Wawrzyniak, a book editor for Rizzoli, sits in her bed.
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  Which creates a sculpture from the bedding.
    Which creates a sculpture from the bedding.
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  The illustrator Izak Zenou sketches in his NYC live/work loft.
    The illustrator Izak Zenou sketches in his NYC live/work loft.
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  Zenou sits in front of his inspiration wall.
    Zenou sits in front of his inspiration wall.
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  A portrait works as a coatrack in Zenou's bedroom.
    A portrait works as a coatrack in Zenou's bedroom.
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  Didi, of the band Brazillian Girls, in Williamsburg.
    Didi, of the band Brazillian Girls, in Williamsburg.
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  The kids room in fashion designer Addi's Brooklyn apartment.
    The kids room in fashion designer Addi's Brooklyn apartment.
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  Singer/songwriter Jihae on her rooftop.
    Singer/songwriter Jihae on her rooftop.

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