15 Minutes with Douglas Friedman


Everyone is fascinated with Douglas Friedman otherwise known as…The Facinator. His effortless looks, his limitless talent and his candid ability to capture the divine essence of a space have captivated the attention of designers and style-makers around the globe. We spoke with the photographer to find out what he finds irresistible. 

What about your Marfa home do you cherish the most?
My new pool by Modpools out of Canada. The founders Paul and Denise Rathnam transform shipping crates into sophisticated, stunning pools and hot tubs. It is so pure. 

What are you currently most interested in photographing?
The High Desert. I find the tall grassy plains and vast landscape mesmerizing and mysterious. 

Do you have any special projects in the works?
A new collection of The Facinator Underwear and a new book in 2018. 

If you weren’t a photographer, who would you be?
Vanessa Getty. 

What song are you listening to right now? 

“Somebody Else” by The 1975. 

Name four people who you would love to host at a dream dinner party.
My grandmother Etta Friedman, President Obama, Slim Aarons and a childhood crush: Tom Wopat. 

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