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Ma­ree pho­tographed the Bren­dan Wong-de­signed house for this is­sue (p186). What about it ap­peals to your de­sign sen­si­bil­ity? Brenda n’s cla s sic ae st het ic work s aw­lessly with the home’s orig­i­nal Span­ish-mis­sion st yle. It’s ver y LA! En­dur­ing cre­ative inf lu­ences? Masters of pho­tog­ra­phy such as Walker Evans, Helmut New­ton, Richard Ave­don, Dorothea Lange, Ed­ward We­ston, Irv­ing Penn, Olive Cot­ton, Arnold Newman, An­nie Lei­bovitz, El­liott Er­witt, Lillian Bass­man… I could go on and on. Where is home for you? My stu­dio and home are in Syd­ney’s in­ner-west where I can walk to good cof­fee, food, gal­leries and bars. Ul­ti­mate travel es­cape in 2016? My fa­ther’s place on an is­land off Croa­tia’s Dal­ma­tian coast. De­sign items you are cov­et­ing? Lucite pieces by Ritts Co. of LA, once owned by pho­tog­ra­pher Herb Ritts’ par­ents. On your read­ing list? Just Kids by singer-song­writer Patti Smith on her re­la­tion­ship with pho­tog­ra­pher Robert Map­plethorpe. Pho­tog­ra­pher Hiroshi Sugi­moto’s ret­ro­spec­tive book. His seascapes are bril­liant.

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