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Meet the Faces Behind our 15th Anniversary Issue

To celebrate 15 years of Dwell in our October issue,, we revisited past featured home all while exploring new and exciting projects. Here, we introduce you to the photographers and writers who made it happen. Each contributor also sent along their own childhood photo—so we can see how far they've come as well.

What does your dream home look like? “It doesn’t need to be too big, but it has to have an efficiently laid-out kitchen with an island, a walk-in pantry, and an outdoor kitchen where I can cook over an open, wood fire.”
What does your dream home look like? “It doesn’t need to be too big, but it has to have an efficiently laid-out kitchen with an island, a walk-in pantry, and an outdoor kitchen where I can cook over an open, wood fire.”
Born in London, Zubin Shroff grew up between that city, Edinburgh, and Mumbai. In 2004, he photographed the Salt Lake City, Utah, home of designer Brent Jespersen. “The original job was one that I remember well,” Shroff says. “The house was beautiful, but more than that, Brent designed it for his family and seemed humbly proud to have done so. It was wonderful to share that.” He returned to the site for this issue. “The house looked remarkably similar. The biggest change was his daughter, a little kid when I was last there is now a 21-year-old woman, as easygoing and welcoming as her dad.”
Born in London, Zubin Shroff grew up between that city, Edinburgh, and Mumbai. In 2004, he photographed the Salt Lake City, Utah, home of designer Brent Jespersen. “The original job was one that I remember well,” Shroff says. “The house was beautiful, but more than that, Brent designed it for his family and seemed humbly proud to have done so. It was wonderful to share that.” He returned to the site for this issue. “The house looked remarkably similar. The biggest change was his daughter, a little kid when I was last there is now a 21-year-old woman, as easygoing and welcoming as her dad.”
What does your dream home look like? “I have often wanted to build my own home, but I’ve noticed, each time I think about it, my dream home gets smaller and the land it’s on gets bigger!”
What does your dream home look like? “I have often wanted to build my own home, but I’ve noticed, each time I think about it, my dream home gets smaller and the land it’s on gets bigger!”
Based in Minneapolis, photographer Chad Holder captures people and spaces around the world. He returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to shoot a creative home designed by Tonino Vicari that he first captured in 2006 for Dwell, when the residents’ son was only five. “It was so much fun to walk back into the home and see the family again,” Holder says. “Gary is now 14 years old, and he was much more helpful—I put him to work as my assistant.”
Based in Minneapolis, photographer Chad Holder captures people and spaces around the world. He returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to shoot a creative home designed by Tonino Vicari that he first captured in 2006 for Dwell, when the residents’ son was only five. “It was so much fun to walk back into the home and see the family again,” Holder says. “Gary is now 14 years old, and he was much more helpful—I put him to work as my assistant.”
What does your dream home look like? “My dream home is a space to be separate from the world, the workplace, and the stress of life. It is a place of inspiration and peace.”
What does your dream home look like? “My dream home is a space to be separate from the world, the workplace, and the stress of life. It is a place of inspiration and peace.”
Brent Humphreys is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Austin, Texas, whose work has appeared in Fortune, GQ, and National Geographic. After an initial Dwell shoot in 2004, Humphreys revisited the Bulverde, Texas, home of Billy and Janette Johnson designed by Lake|Flato Architects. The first shoot captured their triplets at age four. “Obviously, back then the boys were younger, and it was fun but controlled chaos,” Humphreys says. “Going back it was clear the boys are now young men and were very engaged with the process.”
Brent Humphreys is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Austin, Texas, whose work has appeared in Fortune, GQ, and National Geographic. After an initial Dwell shoot in 2004, Humphreys revisited the Bulverde, Texas, home of Billy and Janette Johnson designed by Lake|Flato Architects. The first shoot captured their triplets at age four. “Obviously, back then the boys were younger, and it was fun but controlled chaos,” Humphreys says. “Going back it was clear the boys are now young men and were very engaged with the process.”
What does your dream home look like? “A 1953 midcentury home by Lundgren & Maurer on six acres in Taylor, Texas.”
What does your dream home look like? “A 1953 midcentury home by Lundgren & Maurer on six acres in Taylor, Texas.”