It was a happy accident that I discovered this wonderful man and photographer, Tom Atwood's Photography. And boy! I'm glad I did! Tom is my mentor, idol and hero. He is someone I respect and whom inspires me as a photographer as well as an artist. I was talking to my friend Jonathan Handel, a published writer, contributing editor for The Hollywood Reporter and an entertainment and technology lawyer at TroyGould in Los Angeles about doing a photoshoot with him. He told me he was photographed in a book 'Kings & Queens in Their Castle' by Tom Atwood.
I sent Tom a quick message about the book and he kindly replied back. I immediately order my signed copy here: http://www.tomatwood.com/payment
Atwood's second photography book and exhibition, Kings & Queens in Their Castles, has been called the most ambitious photo series ever conducted of the LGBTQ experience in the USA. Over 15 years, Atwood photographed more than 350 subjects at home nationwide (with over 160 in the book), including nearly 100 luminaries (with about 60 in the book). With individuals from about 30 states, Atwood offers a window into the lives and homes of some of America's most intriguing and eccentric personalities.
Here's Jonathan and I taking selfies on my phone in his awesome kitchen. I'm so glad happy accidents can turn into happy endings.