Prepare yourself to meet a couple that just oozes artistry: Jacob Krupnick and Youngna Park are both crazy-talented photogs who co-created a mesmerizing feature-length music video (more on that below). Oh, and they also made this mini Of a Kind film about the talented and articulate sisters behind Lizzie Fortunato. Basically: RENAISSANCE TWOSOME. —carlye wisel
Q: What’s the most remarkable photograph you’ve ever seen?
Jacob: I saw this Margaret Bourke-White picture at a gallery in Soho in the early nineties, when I had just moved to NYC and had started taking pictures. It’s called Hats in the Garment District, and it captures the time of a place just perfectly.
Youngna: We just saw a Joel Sternfeld retrospective at C/O in Berlin, and the image McLean, Virginia, December 1978 from his American Prospects series really wowed me.
Q: What game show do you think you two would have the best chance of winning?
Jacob: We’d destroy Double Dare.
Q: Do you own any Of a Kind editions?
Jacob: Not yet! I was dying for the Dorian Tie, but *alas*, she’s all sold out. Youngna’s in love with the Kroller Tote (by Love Mert). Our friend Chrysanthe has the floral Clare Vivier clutch, which we both ogle pretty regularly.
Q: Do you have any easy-peasy tips so all of us iPhone photogs can make our pictures look a smidge better?
Youngna: Shoot near windows in natural light.
Jacob: The Camera+ app lets you adjust exposure and focus in a way I really like.
Q: What’s the last great book you read?
Jacob and Younga: This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. Joint answer!
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever made with your own two hands?
Jacob: Our movie, Girl Walk // All Day. Self-aggrandizing, but true.
Q: What’s the last thing you saw that really amazed you?
Jacob: On the shocked side of amazed: We were in Beijing this January while the pollution broke previous records. The weight of the air, the taste of the air, the effect of the pollution on the light, and the speed at which it swept into the city have had us thinking and talking about it since we got back.
Q: You’ve got $200 and two hours off of work. What’s your game plan?
Jacob: Ride bikes to Fairway in Red Hook; blow all the cash on fancy cheese. Save $4 for a rosemary-apricot bar from Baked.
Q: What’s something you’ve always wanted to learn but still haven’t?
Jacob: How to speak another language with panache. And how to tie a bowtie. [Ed: Here’s your chance, ℅ The Hill-Side!]
Youngna: I wish I could sing.
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