NY Times, Museum of Art & Design & Museum of Contemporary Craft......
About a week and a half ago I received a surprising email from Penelope Green, a writer from the NY Times who was interested in writing a story on me. She wanted to know what the inside of my house was like for a possible story in the Home section. There would be connections made with Handmade Nation to my home interior/art collection. I sent her some images (which I had posted without explanation on flickr) of our place and the story was approved!
Within a few days she was scheduling a trip to Milwaukee. Mind you, I had just finished shooting the credits to the documentary and was prepping for a music video shoot that very weekend so my life (and house) was in total chaos!
The idea that a reporter was coming to write about our home, a reporter from the NY Times, was a little insane for me to wrap my brain around. I spent that single day cleaning, and could of used 3. Nathan, my super dude helped me not loose my mind (per usual) and helped out a ton.
On Tuesday August 19th Penelope flew in from NY to Milwaukee and we had a 4 hour interview in my house/studio/gallery (all the same building).
I was told to expect a call to set up a time for the photographer to come by that week. I got a call later that day from Darren Hauck who is a local photographer who cover Wisconsin for the NY Times. He came by on Thursday to take photos, which was almost more nerve wracking then the interview itself.
This is Darren photographing our building
So sometime in September the story will run, I'll let you know as soon as I find out the date.
Oh and to top off a totally amazing press experience, I received confirmation from not only the Museum of Art & Design in NY (this will be our NY premier!) but also the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR that we will be doing programing with them in 2009. More news on that soon.......