Now that the Wall Street Journal profile has finally posted, I can share the pictures I took with my phone of the beautiful “map room” set the photography crew built in a hotel near work for shooting the portrait. (This is also an experiment in embedding an iframe on the blog. You’ll need to install Silverlight to view.)
Thanks to Nick Wingfield for the very flattering piece, and to the photography crew, who I got to pose for me in the synth above. One can’t really make out the details in the photo they published, but every surface in this room, including the overstuffed chair and the lampshade, is covered in maps scavenged from rummage sales. After the shoot, a couple of our guys in turn scavenged the chair and other parts of the set. These now live in our studio across the street. Carrying map-covered furniture across the intersections of Bellevue must have looked a bit like a neo-Dada intervention.