When I was growing up in Texas I would fantasize what it would be like living in New York. How I would hail taxis in a rush to meet friends, walk down tree-lined streets under the anonymous gaze of passerby, and have nights of crisp cocktails and dancing to the jazz music filling the room, with the streaming lights of the city engulfing me in all the dreams I could dare to dream. When we met the face of Vera Wang’s new perfume Be Jeweled, Laura Love, I knew instantly from our conversation we should shoot a day in her life. She talked about her passion for ballet, her new role in New York as a model and what it is like being young and beautiful in this vast city of endless possibilities.
When the editors of Rue Magazine first approached me about shooting ‘A Day in the Life of Vicente Wolf’ I was… well, nervous. Mr. Wolf not only was letting me intimately shadow his day but he was also welcoming us into his beautiful Manhattan home. After I met him the nerves left as we talked about blogging (YES! he blogs!) and his amazing personal collection of photographs by the world’s most important and visionary photographers. I mean, I almost cried when he shared stories about Avedon. Thank you Mr. Wolf for this amazing essay, it was truly an honor.