Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast in his studio in Greenwich Village. The ground-floor apartment is full of intriguing little objets and many, many books. As it happened, our session coincided with the publication of his book Seymour. I wanted to photograph him with his iconic pipe, but Seymour, having quit smoking some years ago, was reluctant to light up again for the sake of my art.