Hi Friends! thank you for all your sweet messages of encouragement. We love hearing from you!
We keep waking up and pinching ourselves and realizing how amazing it is that we’re here. It’s Ken’s birthday today and he woke up staying in the rooms that Gunter Grass–Nobel prize winner for literature–used to stay in when he came to Steidl. He just passed away last month. He was a very dear friend of Steidl.
We had a long day yesterday working on text and photo sequencing. Got back at about 11. We worked 14 hours straight. We didn’t have much time to take photos but we’re including a few.
The reason there’s a chef here is that people just work non-stop and they get calls all throughout the day when they have to come to do a press check or work out the on-going details with the designers working along-side Steidl. Steidl oversees everything and is attentive to every nuance of each project. His generosity is present in all things here from the rooms provided, the lunches, constant water and every comfort, all to facilitate the work. We’re nourished by this and feel so humbled and happy to be part of this.
A little tid-bit of serendipity is that Anna Mia Davidson, the daughter of Bruce Davidson (Magnum photographer), is here working on a new book of her photos of Cuba. We got a message from our dear niece Holly that she can’t believe we’re here with Anna! It turns out they were housemates for many years in Seattle! Wow!
Must get going to deliver the text to Victor! Bye for now. And much Love!