May 16, 2013
The New York Times wrote a comprehensive piece on performance artist Paul McCarthy called “The Demented Imagineer” that examines his body of work and provides insight into his latest project “White Snow,” a provocative reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale. For the article, NYT called on Stephen Wilkes to snap portraits of McCarthy and “White Snow’s” cast. The main photograph pictures the entire cast amongst the artificial shrubbery of the forest with McCarthy in the center of it all. The rest of the photographs are portraits of the dwarves who are all sporting curious outfits of underwear over tights paired with college sweatshirts.
March 12, 2012
Gillian Laub photographs the cover story for the latest issue of the Sunday The New York Times Magazine. The feature examines the medical oddity of twitching in a number of girls in the working-class town of Le Roy, New York. Despite numerous tests and doctors, no one is quite sure what is causing the twitches and tics in the young girls. Laub traveled to the town to photograph several of the girls in their homes. She also captured Le Roy, once a prosperous manufacturing town, in its current state.
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August 10, 2011
Gillian Laub documents a day in the life of New York restaurateur Danny Meyer for the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine. Meyer is the owner of popular New York restaurants Eleven Madison Park, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Modern, Maialino, Untitled, and Shake Shack. He is also the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. Meyer spoke with the New York Times about his many restaurants, upcoming ventures, and his business strategy.
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March 17, 2011
The New York Times’ food section, Dining & Wine, has put together a D.I.Y. cookbook of small kitchen projects for cooks of all calibers. Andrew Rae created the illustrations. Each project is simple and requires no special equipment or more room than most New York City apartment kitchens have. Projects include how to make cultured butter, kimchi, fresh cheese, and chocolate-hazelnut paste.
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February 14, 2011
Gillian Laub photographs the town of Braddock, PA and its controversial mayor John Fetterman for this Sunday’s New York Times. Laub photographed Fetterman and his wife and son as well as residents of Braddock. Once a booming town, the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s left it impoverished and dilapidated. Fetterman is working to change that by launching social change through art. The town has hosted several art installations, opened its first art gallery, and is growing organic produce in the shadow of the abandoned steel mill. Fetterman says of his work, “We use art to combat the dark side of capitalism.” In 2009, Levis promoted their line of work clothes by using Braddock as a backdrop for the campaign.
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September 9, 2009
Olaf Hajek illustrated the beautiful nature scene on the cover of the Book Review for The New York Times.