NESN Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell on the cover of this week's Improper. On whether she gets sick of all that baseball: "I think anything you end up putting your all into, you love. So you eat, breathe, sleep and dream it. On my days off, I sit at home and watch the game. Once you’re a part of it, you’re all in."
Improper Bostonian Cover
In the height of the recession when the financial world was crumbling, I stood in the middle of Herald Square in New York City, staring up at the billboards, wondering how I was going to pay the next months rent. I had been making a cup of tea and wondering what I might have for lunch when I was laid off from my job as a full time assistant. I decided right there and then that I would never again put my security in someone else's hands and started my own photography business. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. That experience is one reason why I love the story on comeback chefs in the latest issue of the Improper (the other is that I got to shoot all the pictures for it!). If you live in Boston and don't know the name William Kovel yet, you will. William was laid off from his job as executive chef at the now closed Aujourd'hui during the recession. He has doubled his bet and is opening a restaurant in Kendall Square that is at least twice as big. The opening line in the magazine gets it just right, “the economy may have knocked out their last restaurants, but these chefs aren’t just making comebacks-they’re coming back swinging.”
Exactly one year ago I shot my first job for the Improper Bostonian. The latest issue has not one, not two, but ten of my images in it. Thank you Katie and everyone else over there for a great year. The cover shot features Chris Lambton of the Bachelorette who gave a very candid interview about being on a reality t.v. show. Check it out here.
The Free Spirits section features local successful singles. Check out the awesome behind the scenes video by TeeDox films here.
And of course this month's Style Profile. Check out Megan Leavy's interview here.