Photographer, Conversation (p. 40)
Like a jazz musician who practices the art
of improvisation, Lenny Gonzalez has been
honing a spontaneous approach to portraiture for two decades. “I use what’s at hand,”
he says. “Preparation is necessary, but I like
to find inspiration in the moment.” When
Gonzalez is not working for clients like eBay,
Glassdoor and Stanford Medicine, he can be
found taking in the local music scene by photographing its players and attending as many
performances as humanly possible. He lives
in Alameda with his wife, Suzy Clement, and
their kids, Mielle and Lucien.
Writer, “Sharing the Road” (p. 52)
San Anselmo resident Austin Murphy is
a senior writer at Sports Illustrated in his
33rd year at that magazine. His beats have
included the NFL, the NHL, college football,
the Olympics and cycling. He has covered the
Tour de France eight times and enjoys schlepping his road bike to that race, “to grind up
some of the Alps and Pyrenees before the real
riders arrive.” Murphy notes, with envy, that
drivers in Europe are more comfortable sharing the road with cyclists than in this country
— a fraught topic he explores in this issue.
Dawn Margolis Denberg
Writer, “Change of Plans” (p. 115)
Dawn Margolis Denberg is a San Francisco–
area freelance writer who has spent many
of her working years writing about health,
wellness and parenting. Denberg’s work
has appeared in numerous publications,
including Fit Pregnancy, Wired and Health.
However, her true passion has always been
home design. She and her husband, Josh,
have rehabbed six homes and are currently
on the hunt for a seventh project. So she was
delighted when she was offered the chance
to take over the Backstory department in the
real estate section.
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