21 questions

Fashion Photographer Greg Kessler Likes Jack on the Rocks and Effervescent Aspirin

Name: Greg Kessler
Age: 33
Neighborhood of Residence: Lower East Side
Occupation: Photographer, blogger, preeminent Fashion Week chronicler and contributing photographer for modelinia.com.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Truman Capote.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Anything from Shopsin’s; whatever location you were fortunate to eat at. If it was the best or the worst thing you ever ate, you’ve still never experienced anything like it.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
This week I am making photos of beautiful people all day.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
I think it was Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Not usually.

What’s your drink?
Jack on the rocks.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
As much as possible; I love to cook.

What’s your favorite medication?
Effervescent aspirin.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A homemade lighting fixture.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
For a guy, 50 bucks. A good barber should be able to set you up for $20 including tip.

When’s bedtime?
These days, it’s late to bed, early to rise, but usually I like to call it a night early and take advantage of the day.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The old Times Square.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I don’t.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The new brand of taxi driver that cuts across two lanes for a fare and leaves the back of the car exposed to oncoming traffic when they pick you up.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Labor Day weekend.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I can tell you who it hasn’t affected: Gray’s Papaya. I don’t eat there, but they’ve been advertising the recession now for years.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
The Times.

Where do you go to be alone?
For a walk.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Looking both ways before crossing the street.

Fashion Photographer Greg Kessler Likes Jack on the Rocks and Effervescent Aspirin