When Christopher Schmidinger, the Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City asked me to photograph a party held to honor his birthday, I was thrilled to take on the assignment. I was a bit nervous, too, because Mr. Schmidinger is a man who has run New York City’s iconic Five-star, five-diamond hotel for a decade now.
It was an intimate affair involving family and life-long friends. The food was top-notch. The band was sweet. The ambience was simply sublime, and for one night, I got to live the dream because I got to photograph it all. I thank Mr. Schmidinger and his family for allowing me to be a part of their party.