Synopses & Reviews
Photographer Todd Selby is back, this time focusing his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef Renandeacute; Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and up a hilltop to dine at an inn without an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by watercolor illustrations and a handwritten questionnaire, which includes a signature recipe. Reveling in the pleasures of a taco at the beach, foraging for wild herbs, and the art of the perfectly cured olive, Selby captures the food we love to eat and the people who passionately grow, cook, pour, and serve these incredible edibles every day.
Praise for Edible Selby:
andldquo;Todd Selby has turned his curious eye to the kitchens of some of the worldandrsquo;s most imaginative cooks, artisans, and foragers. Far too often, food and the people who produce it are hidden behind closed doors or lost in an industrial food system, so itandrsquo;s heartening to see this book champion those who have nothing to hide. With Toddandrsquo;s trademark good humor and disarmingly quirky style, Edible Selby is a pure celebration of the creativity and authenticity of the wonderful individuals who are bringing real food to the table.andrdquo;
- Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant
andldquo;Todd Selbyandrsquo;s foray into the world of food is every bit as intriguing as his eccentric take on the world of interiors. Long live Signor Selby!andrdquo;
- Simon Doonan, Barneys New York creative ambassador
andldquo;Edible Selby captures the energy and excitement of today's food world. This book is pure Selby.andrdquo;
- Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
andldquo;Books On My Gifts Listandhellip;Photographer Todd Selbyandrsquo;s scrapbook reportage on passionate cooks and famous chefs around the world. Messy, magnificent, inspiring.andrdquo;
andmdash;Food and Wine magazine
andldquo;Exploring the world for food, thatandrsquo;s what Edible Selby is all aboutandhellip;and hopefully, you get really hungry when you read it.andrdquo;
andmdash;New York Daily News
andldquo;Photographer Todd Selby has an uncanny eye for the beauty of the unconventional kitchen; in his second book, he features cooks, chefs, and other culinary creative types in their workspacesandmdash;complete with recipes and witty hand-drawn illustrations.andrdquo;
andldquo;This is a book to read on the couch and leave there. Next youandrsquo;ll want to go to the kitchen and get crazy and make a mess. You will let your hair down, and the meal will be infused with life.andrdquo;
andldquo;Itandrsquo;s a kind of voyeurism meets tourism, and itandrsquo;s a thrilling journey to make.andrdquo;
andldquo;Better than fashion: Photographer Todd Selby travels around the globe, opening the door on fashionandrsquo;s craziest characters.andrdquo;
andldquo;Snap-happy Orange Countyandndash;born photographer Todd Selby points his lens at the fashion industry in his latest coffee table tome, unearthing the creative processes of designers and their inspiring environs.andrdquo;
andldquo;An energy-packed, vibrant tome brimming with eccentricity, color, beauty, patterns, movement and whimsy, Fashionable Selby will draw you in and keep you flipping page after page. From intimate portraits of Dries Van Noten selecting fabrics, to images of Nicola Formichetti in his organized-by-theme closet and pages of Isabel Marantandrsquo;s swatches and sketches, one of the original interiors bloggers is back with a page-turner.andrdquo;
andldquo;Todd Selbyandrsquo;s new book is the coolest of the cool.andrdquo;
andldquo;From designers to stylists to models and shoemakers, Selby once again traveled the world to bring some of the industryandrsquo;s eccentrics and unsung heroes to the forefront, as well as to give die-hard fashion fans a peek into the workshops of their idols.andrdquo;
Those with an interest in the working lives of these creatives will have much to learn from the book.andrdquo;
andldquo;Todd Selby goes behind the fashion curtain: In his third book, photographer Todd Selby explores the private spaces where the fashion folk work their magic.andrdquo;
Photographer Todd Selby is back, this time focusing his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and up a hilltop to dine at an inn without an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by watercolor illustrations and a handwritten questionnaire, which includes a signature recipe. Reveling in the pleasures of a taco at the beach, foraging for wild herbs, and the art of the perfectly cured olive, Selby captures the food we love to eat and the people who passionately grow, cook, pour, and serve these incredible edibles every day.
The next installment in the bestselling and#147;Selbyand#8221; series, Fashionable Selby explores the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of todayand#8217;s most interesting designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more. The subjects include a mix of the avant-garde, the traditional, the must-haves, and the totally unexpected. Chapters on individual artists bring readers inside their studios, workshops, and homes, and include Selbyand#8217;s signature photographs and watercolors of not only the artists and their environments, but also the things that inspire them, the materials they use, their creative process, the people who work alongside them, and the final pieces. From the showroom of one of the Antwerp Six to the studios of Central St. Martins in London to a punk knitter in Brooklyn, Selby captures some of fashionand#8217;s biggest names, rising stars, and best-kept secrets.
The Selby Is in Your Place
was conceived when fashion and interiors photographer Todd Selby began taking portraits of dynamic and creative peopleand#151;authors, musicians, artists, and designersand#151;in their home environments and posting them on his web site. Nosy by nature, he wanted to see how personal style was reflected in private spaces. Lucky for us, he found his answer in the color-rich and eclectic quarters of a diverse group of subjects, including Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Faris Rotter, Andre Walker, and Olivier Zahm, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and London. Each profile is accompanied by Selbyand#8217;s watercolor portraits of the subjects and objects from their homes, and illustrated questionnaires, which Selby asks each sitter to fill out. This book consists of over thirty profiles, many of which have never-before-seen, selected exclusively for the book. The result is a collection of unique spaces bursting with energy and personality that together create a colorful hodgepodge of inspirational interiors.
About the Author
Todd Selby is an interiors, fashion, and portrait photographer and illustrator. His photographs can regularly be seen in Vogue, British Vogue, Le Mondeand#8217;s M Magazine, D Magazine, and more. He lives in Brooklyn. Simon Doonan is creative ambassador for Barneys New York and the author of The Asylum: A collage of couture reminiscences . . . and hysteria. He lives in New York City with his husband, Jonathan Adler, and Liberace, their Norwich terrier.