GORDIAN KNOTS: Stephen Kosloff on Hausfrau Casting (4/7)

Stephen KosloffThis week, we’re featuring the brilliantly wacky Stephen Kosloff, founder of Hausfrau Magazine, purported as the first U.S. magazine that doubles as a serialized photo-comic. Each day we’ll feature a new sample of captioned photos from the magazine, as well as Q&A responses from the creator of the magazine himself.


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What criteria do you use when casting?

First, I have to enjoy being around the people I’m working with. It’s easier using people I know, but it’s also important to bring in new people, at least as supporting characters.

It’s also very important to me that The Pharmacologists, and Hausfrau in general, reflect the diversity of New York–age, race, body-types, socio-economic background, all of that. And then beyond those criteria, I try to shoot people who are interesting to look at.

How long do these shoots take?

One to three hours.

See more of Kosloff’s Featured Creative posts on our Ideablog


kosloff head shot~~~Stephen Kosloff is a journalist, copywriter, and photographer. He has written for the New York Times, Gawker, The Awl, Gizmodo, Time Out New York, The New York Post, and a couple of abortive AOL properties. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Paper, Interview, Gawker, and Time Out New York, among others. His roving, quasi-underground variety show, Deep Dish Cabaret, was featured in Time Out‘s “best of New York” issue and on NPR. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and moved to New York in 1997, after working for national newspapers in Tokyo and Cambodia. He lives in Ridgewood with his wife, Caroline Tobin, and his cat, Fritz. Get the latest Hausfrau news:
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