I discovered the work of New York based photographer Douglas Friedman while reviewing the gorgeous interior of Naomi Watts NY apartment.
After studying Anthropology and Documentary Film Making at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Douglas worked for a few years making movies in the film industry (worked on SE7EN, The Game, and Fight Club as assistant to director David Fincher).
After that, Douglas left Hollywood with his camera, a suitcase and a one way ticket to Indonesia. The next year and a half was spent traveling the world and photographing everything he came across; from sherpas at the foot of Mt. Everest to sharks 100 feet below the Sulawesi Sea; and the architectural vernacular of each port of call along the way.
He returned to NYC in the late 90’s to begin a serious study of photographic technique and theory. His fascination with architecture and design found its way into his work and shortly thereafter, Douglas was shooting stories for Wallpaper, Domino and Elle Décor magazines amongst others.