Douglas Friedman in Rachel Bilson's Home for Lonny
Douglas Friedman photographed Rachel Bilson for the latest issue of Lonny, a bimonthly online magazine that focuses on home decor and lifestyle. "I've wanted to work with Lonny for a long time," said Friedman. "I think there was a void that the magazine filled in the shelter world; I like how it started, where it came from, and its embrace of technology. The editors are extremely creative and easy to collaborate with."
For the shoot, Friedman observed the actress in her living room, a sort of oasis in the L.A. abode she shares with boyfriend Hayden Christensen. "It was great to capture a subject with a youthful point of view – she was a breath of fresh air with her independent sense of style," he remarked. "I particularly like the cover image ... there is something wonderfully retro, late-seventies-chic about it ... I felt transported."
He added that toward the end of the day, Bilson's entire family turned up. "Her PR and grooming teams were already on set and everyone was hanging out," he recounted. "The only real bummer was that Hayden wasn't there."