In this first part of our new series, Highsnobiety Visits, we present the living space and surroundings of photographer Richard Kern. Having lived in the same apartment in New York City’s East Village neighborhood since 1988, the area once populated with punk night clubs, has of course been cleaned considerably over the last 25 years. Today the photographer lives in the apartment with his wife, photographer Martynka Wawrzyniak.
Kern also has a storage space in a close by apartment, where he keeps his paintings, taxes and other important things. As part of our tour, he takes us both through his home, work space and his storage space, which is home to an endless number of interesting objects, as you can imagine. Stuff from his New York punk scene days in the 70s and 80s is neatly put away in his archive.
Over the years Richard Kern has worked with an impressive line-up of magazine, including GQ, Playboy, Purple Fashion, Vice and also some adult magazines. Right now he is working on a couple of books for Taschen.
Flip through our above gallery to get to know Kern better. Make sure to go into full screen mode in our gallery to see all the great details.
Photography: Grace Villamil / FreundevonFreunden
This photo series was produced by FreundevonFreunden. FvF is a Berlin based international interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments.