Marketing and brand strategist Steven Addis turns up to show the 15 most treasured photographs in his collection. But these are not the highly produced shots you might expect from one who works in visual communications. Instead, they are the father-daughter snapshots he started as a unwitting project when his child was born. Every year on the same day he heads to the same intersection in New York to ask a stranger to shoot a portrait of him holding his daughter. The series is both funny (at 15, she’s pretty tall now) and moving, while the project, he says, is a cherished, anticipated time. It’s a “way for us to freeze time for one week in October, and to reflect on our times and how we change from year to year, not just physically but in every way.” Touching.
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If you look closely at the Lideta Mercato — a shopping mall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, designed by TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta — you will notice a unique pattern on its skin, inspired by the beautiful, bold patterns found on Ethiopian women’s dresses. But if you look closer, you will also notice something else: that […]
How a two-minute tactic from a TED Talk helped Manish Dayal crystallize his character in The Hundred-Foot Journey
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, a young chef named Hassan transcends the kitchen of his family’s boisterous Indian restaurant, charms the icy proprietress of the Michelin-starred French restaurant across the street, and tries his hand at becoming a top chef in Paris. The story unfolds over the course of years, and actor Manish Dayal came up […]