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A Day in the Life of Costas Picadas

Costas Picadas, an international photographer and friend, shoots Swiss-American artist Madeleine Paternot's NoMAD home and studio.

by Jason Kontos   NEW YORK SPACES MAGAZINE

 



Photograph by Costas Picadas

Costas Picadas, an international photographer and friend, has a way of finding the most interesting spaces and people to shoot. Whether it's a couple that transformed an experimental theater into a home and studio or a wild, avant-garde artist, they all seem to gravitate toward the man behind the lens. In his latest shoot of the home and studio of artist Madeleine Paternot, Costas captures the sheer minimalistic adventure of the space. Paternot, who is in the habit of flipping houses after transforming them into the perfect artist's haven, has dealt with her consistent need to move by foregoing unnecessary furniture. She now paints large-scale versions of her favorite pieces—which you see hanging throughout the home. She has made her home her canvas, and Costas has captured the beauty that comes with the use of negative space in such an intricate manner. Between the white epoxy floor, the sofa back covered in an ikat pattern, and the chandelier wallpaper of the artist's own design, you get this whole point of view of living within a painting. The art bleeds into the home and vice versa. But as they say, it takes an artist to know another, and Costas has managed to capture the nature of the beast.

View the Q&A between Costas Picadas and Madeleine Paternot.

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Art Greco PHOTOGRAPHER COSTAS PICADAS GUIDES US THROUGH HIS HAMPTONS, A VERITABLE MIX OF EAST COAST-MEETS- AEGEAN STYLE. By CAROLINE TELL No stranger to the beauty of the Hamptons, acclaimed photographer Costas Picadas specializes in shooting the exquisite architecture and one-of-a-kind interiors that are native to the region. His luxury coffee-table books also feature exquisite pictures of private homes, restau- rants, hotels, and yachts—not just here, but all over the world, including his native Greece. When he’s not shooting these rare oceanside retreats, Picadas is surfing and hanging out in classic Hamptons style—witha touch of the Aegean. Before a night out on the town or dinner at Tutto il Giorno, Picadas browses accessories as well as grooming products at Sylvester & Co. (103 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-5012, sylvesterandco.com), then moves on to menswear at Scoop (51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-6800, scoopnyc.com). His go-to pieces include anything by that master of minimalism Calvin Klein. “I like to wear all white in the summer,” he says. “It reminds me of being in Greece.” His favorite time to shop here is “when it’s not too crowded. I’ll go during the week or on Saturday evening before going to dinner.” For a cultural outing and perhaps a new piece of art, Picadas visits Tripoli Gallery (30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, 377-3715, tripoligallery.com), where he takes in works by Frank Stella, Ross Bleckner, and Keith Sonnier. And he loves shopping at The Monogram Shop (7 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-3379) for books for himself or for family and friends. “I’m into publications and coffee-table books about design, gardens, and art,” he says. For a dip in the ocean, where Picadas often surfs, his fave swimsuits are by La Perla (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-0683, laperla.com). Then, when he’s feeling like a workout, he’ll don a head-to-toe look by Lululemon (35 Main St., East Hampton, 324-4192, lululemon.com). But don’t expect to see him sweating indoors. “I like to walk in the forest or ride my bicycle,” he says. “I enjoy finding the peace and beauty of this area I love so much.” H 96 hamptons-magazine.com

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PHOTOGRAPHER COSTAS PICADAS GUIDES US THROUGH HIS HAMPTONS, A VERITABLE MIX OF EAST COAST-MEETS- AEGEAN STYLE. By CAROLINE TELL

No stranger to the beauty of the Hamptons, acclaimed photographer Costas Picadas specializes in shooting the exquisite architecture and one-of-a-kind interiors that are native to the region. His luxury coffee-table books also feature exquisite pictures of private homes, restau- rants, hotels, and yachts—not just here, but all over the world, including his native Greece. When he’s not shooting these rare oceanside

retreats, Picadas is surfing and hanging out in classic Hamptons style—witha touch of the Aegean.

Before a night out on the town or dinner at Tutto il Giorno, Picadas browses accessories as well as grooming products at Sylvester & Co. (103 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-5012, sylvesterandco.com), then moves on to menswear at Scoop (51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-6800, scoopnyc.com). His

go-to pieces include anything by that master of minimalism Calvin Klein. “I like to wear all white in the summer,” he says. “It reminds me of being in Greece.” His favorite time to shop here is “when it’s not too crowded. I’ll go during the week or on Saturday evening before going to dinner.”

For a cultural outing and perhaps a new piece of art, Picadas visits Tripoli Gallery (30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, 377-3715,

tripoligallery.com), where he takes in works by Frank Stella, Ross Bleckner, and Keith Sonnier. And he loves shopping at

The Monogram Shop

(7 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-3379) for books for himself or for family and friends. “I’m into publications and coffee-table books about design, gardens, and art,” he says.

For a dip in the ocean, where Picadas often surfs, his

fave swimsuits are by

La Perla (66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-0683, laperla.com). Then, when he’s feeling like a workout, he’ll don a head-to-toe look by Lululemon (35 Main St., East Hampton, 324-4192, lululemon.com). But don’t expect to see him sweating indoors. “I like to walk in the forest or ride my bicycle,” he says. “I enjoy finding the peace and beauty of this area I love so much.” H

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