The first person that comes to mind when I think of interior design and photography is Vicente Wolf…his passion for art, interior design and travel translates effortlessly to photography…I’m so inspired by his Manhattan home and his vacation home in Montauk…both are filled with his vast collection of art and photography displayed as only Vicente Wolf could…propped on a beloved chair, lovingly placed as part of a shelved grouping, maybe given the royal treatment on a mantel…no matter the placement, he has an impeccable eye for display and clearly loves living with photography…please enjoy the master at work
above and below, photos from Veranda, Manhattan home
Vicente Wolf talking about his love of photography in an interview with New York Social Diary
Your photography collection alone is incredible. You are photographer yourself. Are you self-taught?
VW ~ “Self-taught in everything I do. I photograph for all the different magazines, two books…”
If you had to choose, which would it be – interior design or photography?
VW ~ “The photography. I like the immediacy of it. I like the sense that it’s your vision. When you’re doing interior design, you’re doing somebody else’s vision.”
The way you have them displayed, propped on shelves and chairs, gives these photographs an air of impermanence. Is that deliberate?
VW ~ “I think when you nail something to the wall, there’s no longer a choice. When things are hanging in one place too long, you stop seeing it. This way I can change things around.”
“I never graduated high school, I never studied design. I’m dyslexic. I have no short-term memory, and I can’t spell. I am visual, though, and I’ve always had the power of my convictions.” ~ Vicente Wolf from an interview with NY Daily News
“I travel and I consume. Travel equals growth. I seek life-altering experiences and I translate them into my work and how I live at home. You have to step out of your daily experience. New York can be toxic. This is not reality. No one here wants to come in third. The jungle is reality. Life is simplistic there. That’s why I go there – to find things that give me pleasure to look at and let my spirit fly.” ~ Vicente Wolf, NY Daily News
“I change everything all the time. Sometimes this chair looks better over there, this photo here, this statuette by the window. I move things to see them in a different way.” ~ Vicente Wolf, NY Daily News
below, photos from Lonny, Montauk home
below, photos from New York Social Diary, Manhattan Home
below, photos from Vicente Wolf, Manhattan home
below, Montauk home
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