Joe Pugliese Shoots Vincent Kartheiser's Small Hollywood Home
Joe Pugliese spent some time inside Vincent Kartheiser's 580-square-foot abode for Dwell's Small Spaces, Big Ideas issue. Situated in the middle of Hollywood, the Mad Men actor's home is unassuming, according to Pugliese. "It's not entirely recognizable from the street – there's trees and a bit of nature surrounding it," he explained. "And it certainly is a small space. [Vincent] did a lot with the footprint of the house."
The cabin, renovated by Funn Roberts, includes a bed on a pulley system so it can be stored in the ceiling. "It's all idea-driven," Pugliese noted. "Vincent and [Funn] had to come up with these solutions from scratch – it wasn't stuff that he purchased at a store and pointed at." Pugliese, who doesn't typically capture interiors, approached the assignment as a portrait shoot: "I tried to let Vincent, his design sense, and personality act as the thread connecting all of the photos, even the ones that didn't show him ... also, in a house like that, you get the feel right away because the grand tour takes a few seconds. Looking around, I could tell how he passed his day and what parts of the place are more lived-in."
The photographer was happy to share an honest depiction of the individual that most people know as Pete Campbell. "He doesn't reside in a mid-century, Mad Men-style home; it's totally different," Pugliese said. "Vincent was hilarious – he's an outgoing and engaging guy, and we were laughing the entire day, to tell you the truth."