For the past year I have been working various different photo shoots and projects for a new design and lifestyle book by Erin Gates of Elements of Style. Two weeks ago we shot her head shot for the book and yesterday the book went on pre-sale on Amazon.com! Knowing that she has impeccable taste I was thrilled and honored when she asked me to help contribute some of my photography skills to her book. I knew she wasn't just asking me as a friend as she wouldn't settle for less than perfect for her book. (Over the years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Erin; I shared my first studio space in Boston with her, and have also come to call her a dear friend.) I am also humbled to have my photography credit name next to some of my interior photographer idols and fellow contributors Michael Partenio and Michael J Lee. On top of all that, the book pre-order sales made Elements of style #1 best selling Home Decorating book on Amazon and top 50 on all of Amazon! Crazy. Pre-order yours now so you won't have to wait come the release date. Looks like there will surely be addition printing needed! Congrats Erin and I am so so thrilled to be a part of this book in even my small way. (Don't worry, mom, mother-in-law, sister and sister-in-laws...I have already per-ordered some for you.) Pre-order it here.
Cover photograph by Michael J Lee.
Unused head shot from our shoot...you will have to get the book to see which photo she choose.
The dogs were not always this cooperative.