The new Architectural Digest has one enviable house after the next and photographer Steven Klein’s Hampton digs are no exception. Here’s an excerpt from David Colman’s story;
What initially attracted Klein to the residence when he bought it 11 years ago was the utility of the place. Previously owned by a pair of artists who’d lived and worked there for decades, the spread contained three modest wood-frame structures situated side by side. Klein uses the original two-story house for socializing: On the ground floor there’s a gathering spot for friends and dogs (including the photographer’s three Great Danes, named Harlow, Roman, and River), and upstairs, a large eat-in kitchen. Next door, what had been a painting studio is now the open living/dining room, and adjacent to that, an erstwhile woodworking studio has become the master bedroom. Though he liked the authenticity of leaving the separate buildings more or less as he found them, pragmatism—namely, no longer having to tramp outside to move between them (especially in winter)—finally persuaded him to connect the three volumes by constructing a proper foyer that bridges the entertaining spaces and an enclosed hallway leading from the living/dining area to the master bedroom.
When you are a keen photographer and you’ve got the will to spend your working life doing something you enjoy like photography, it might be a shame if you didn’t pursue it further wouldn’t it? you actually do not have to hitch an establishment or pay thousands of dollars to urge started either. you merely need the eagerness to find out and persist. Most great photographers who believe their trade to survive don’t even know they need these traits because they love what they are doing and that they simply can’t stop. It’s true that there’s wealth to be made in photography and i am not getting to down play that or make a pitch to the other because in every case, it has been up to the individual. Meaning – it depends on what mode of photography they choose, what proportion time they put into the business, do they need a billboard bent, are they more artistic than usual etc. of these points inherit play when success during a photography business or studio is questioned. I don’t want to make any false hopes by that last paragraph because success would require some diligence , tolerance and patience.