What are your three favourite insider tips of your city? These could be a restaurant, museum, exhibition, special place or view, artist, shop etc.
What is your favourite song at the moment?
What is your favourite book at the moment?
* The City Reliquary, a quirky museum in Williamsburgh,
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211
* St. Mazie, a cool restaurant with bar and live 1930’s era music every night, 345 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211
* Sleep No More, a spectacular theatre show from the Punchdrunk Ensemble, 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
“Famous Blue Raincoat“ from Leonard Cohen
“Life & Cuisine of Elvis Presley“ by David Adler
Henry Hargreaves was born and raised in New Zealand with a passion both for photography, good food and wine. He worked with photography icons such as Stephen Meisel, Mario Testino and Richard Avedon. Drawn to New York City, its arts and culinary scene he set up his studio and pursued the dream to be a photographer. As they say, “the artist needs to eat” and he became a bartender at the downtown institution Schillers Liquor Bar. While there Hargreaves became interested in how customers interacted with food and how their choices say a lot about them as people. He decided to fuse these two worlds and represent visually what he was experiencing every day at the restaurant and in his culinary explorations.
In his projects Henry Hargreaves uses photography to move beyond the short self live and immediate pleasure of food to explore the broader meaning of how people interact with this fundamental building block of life and culture.