Madeleine Albright for Financial Times

Madeleine AlbrightFinancial Times asked me to photograph former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a regular feature called “My Favourite Pieces.”  Her brooches are famous for doubling as statements and they even have their own traveling exhibition as well as a book called “Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box.”  For the shoot, I found a magical little space with 3 walls- two of which were floor-to-ceiling windows with full exposure and the third being a white wall.  This shoot had it all- natural studio space, a woman who had been on my bucket list of inspirational people to meet, shiny objects- a true trifecta.Madeleine AlbrightThis is a replica of the Cécile & Jeanne dove pin given to Madeleine Albright by Leah Rabin.