Final Sneak Peek: The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

Final Sneak Peek: The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

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Maxwell Ryan
May 7, 2010

My new book comes out in just 5 4 — count 'em — days and so far the early reviews are pretty darn nice. Tina from Swiss Miss texted me: "Waaaaaaaah! I just got the book! The photos are "amazing"!!!!, and Lockhart Steele from Curbed emailed me: "WOW!" After a year of work and waiting, it feels pretty good to finally have people actually experiencing the book, and I'm looking forward to the launch party and tour that starts next week. For today, I thought I'd put together a little tour through the making of the book with some pics that I took as well. Enjoy!

All the folks you see in the following pics are the folks in the book or part of our crew, which starred Jim Franco (photographer) and Joe Maer (stylist).

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All the homes were small, so this is a typical scene: we're in the living room getting a shot of Swiss Miss's bedroom!

Me and Bethany Obrecht mugging outside her home in Brooklyn. It was coldddddd.

This is a final shot of Kelly Giesen's amazing white bathroom. In this version you can see the camera in the mirror. :-)

Kelly had me try out my yoga legs on her plexiglass chair. She LOVES plexiglass.

This is a panorama of working in Alex McClain's amazing apartment in an old bank building in downtown Los Angeles.

This is the entrance to Michelle and Tracy McCormick's apartment in Los Angeles...

And this is looking in the other direction. They live in one of the oldest apartment buildings in the city!

Mat Sander's apartment in the West Village was THE SMALLEST apartment, but we got a lot of people in there and even had of visitors while shooting. That's Mat sitting in the chair to the right.

This is in Noah Posnick's apartment near NYU in Manhattan, with Noah kicking back after the shoot. They were each AT LEAST four hours long, and some went to six.

This is at Jennifer Ward's in Brooklyn - she was showing me her tall shoe storage invention that uses a window shade to hide everything.

I LOVED this ladder at Kelly Giesen's and blogged it.

I love this picture of Timothy (Charles and Hudson) and Laura Dahl and me, standing outside their home in LA. Check out that foliage!

And one more: Michelle and Tracy's remarkable living room in LA...

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