At Home in Manhattan with Makeup Artist Valery Gherman
New Zealand makeup artist Valery Gherman moved to New York 11 years ago and now lives in Manhattan’s famed Peter Cooper Village where he shares a two-bedroom apartment with Canadian photographer Derek Kettela, the New Zealand Herald reports.
Gherman collaborates frequently with Kettela, working on shoots for the likes of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book website, US Vogue and Details. Last year they flew to Antarctica for Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
Like most creatives’ homes, the main features of the space are art – framed prints by Fabian Baron and Derek Henderson – and an extensive collection of art and photography books.
There’s a mini version of the famed Helmut Newton SUMO book, complete with bookstand for ready display (the original version weighed 35.4kg and came with a Philippe Starck-designed holder). Plus, unsurprisingly for those who contribute to some of the world’s top titles, a library of magazines.
Gherman has worked with Daria Werbowy, Sasha Pivovarova, Karlie Kloss, Alexa Chung, Mark Ronson and Victor and Rolf. In 2012, he worked with director Barnaby Roper for a Kanye West video project to launch 25 Magazine.
Gherman was born in Ukraine.
Original article by Zoe Walker, The New Zealand Herald, February 26, 2014.
Photo by Babiche Martens.