A Chance Meeting With Henny Garfunkel

A while back, Kim Hastreiter of Paper Magazine told me that I had to meet her friend Henny Garfunkel. She knew that we shared a passion for photographing fabulous old ladies and thought we would hit it off. Henny and I emailed back and forth, but never had the chance to meet.

Yesterday while walking down Park Avenue I saw an amazing woman pass by and I had to ask her for a photo. I stopped to tell her that I photograph stylish and creative people over 50 and she instantly began to smile. She said,” I know who you are, my friend Kim wanted us to meet some time ago.” What a wonderful chance encounter, to meet someone whose work I so admire. Henny and I both photograph people that we encounter on the street, making this all this meeting all the more special. Her series of “Fab Old Ladies” can be found on her website: http://www.hennygarfunkel.com/ .

Check out this small clip of Henny applying her lipstick by film maker Eric Smith. Eric also made one of my favorite shorts, Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road, which you can also check out below!