What was your route to becoming a production designer?
I was a float builder and prop maker for a variety of clients – Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ringling Brothers and Saturday Night Live. Then when Richard Avedon needed some set pieces, I built them with Marla Weinhoff and that started set design work for Fashion Photography in the very early 90’s.
What have been your career highlights?
I think working with Annie Leibovitz, going to the White House three times, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. To be in these grand buildings was a real honor and pleasure. You dream about what these places are like inside and in the gardens, etc. So to see the reality is very special.