This is Michael Bruno. Michael runs 1st dibs, a jazzy internet resource for antiques, objets and all things fabulous. Oh, and in his spare time (well, I do know he has a little help) he created one of the best on-line magazines around.
A few months ago, a pesky blogger ("A what?" "A blogger, you know like web log?" "I thought that was only for kids.") started pestering Michael to come to Kansas City. Our dealers, she claimed, are top notch. Dibs-worthy. You must.
In an effort to get her off his back, Michael e:mailed and said, "How 'bout we profile you on the site?" That seemed scary. But Jennifer had gone first, and it looked great, and I learned new things about her which was fun.
All they needed was a little information, and a head shot. A head shot? Um, I'm a Midwestern housewife, as a species we are lacking in the head shot department. But my fabulous editor at Spaces, Zim Loy, stepped in to save the day. She helped locate a photographer (the lovely and patient Aaron Leimkuehler), and made a surprise visit the day of the shoot.