Tuesday, November 9, 2010

David Lehman

Last week, Ash and I had the pleasure of photographing poet David Lehman. David Lehman is the series editor of The Best American Poetry and a professor at The New School, as well as an award-winning poet and the author of seven non-fiction books, including A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs which was just awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Deems Taylor Award.

We were welcomed into his home with coffee and cake that his wife, Stacey Harwood, prepared that day. After enjoying the treats, we began our photo session in the living room, using Lehman's impressive book collection as the background, and then we headed out to the streets and walked around his nieghborhood while he entertained us with stories of his favorite bars, parks, and restaurants. Lehman is a true New Yorker, and both he and his wife are truly inspiring individuals. I look forward to photographing him again in the future!

Photos 2010 © Brian Adams

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