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Kier Holmes, Writer
In this issue: “Shining a Light” (p. 56)
Is it more difficult to write about a friend
rather than about a stranger? I think it is a
mixed bag. But I found that writing about a
friend produces more believable work because
I am writing from my heart.
What photos (of Kristine’s) affected you
the most? The photos of the children in
slavery who had no idea what any other type
of life was like.
Where has your work appeared before? My
work has appeared on Ronnie’s List and
Gardenista and in Marin Magazine and
upcoming Sunset magazine issues.
Daniel Mangin, Writer
In this issue: “Little Pieces of Paradise” (p. 42)
What’s your all-time favorite wine? Sticking
with California, Ridge Monte Bello cabernet
sauvignons from the 1990s and early 2000s.
I enjoyed one so much I couldn’t recycle the
bottle for a year, wanting to savor the memory.
What are some of the most common miscon-
ceptions you hear about wine? The absolutes:
people dismissing all 2011 wines, for example,
because it was a tough vintage weather-wise.
Where has your work appeared before?
I write about Napa and Sonoma for Fodor’s
Travel and coauthor the Napa-Sonoma-
Mendocino and Central Coast editions of The
California Directory of Fine Wineries.
Eric Rorer, Photographer
In this issue: “Going Green” (p. 48)
What drew you to architectural and interior
design photography specifically? What I enjoy
most about shooting architecture and interior
design is the collaboration with the architects
and interior designers. They are the creators
of our civilized world, and I feel profoundly
fortunate to be able to photograph their work.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not
shooting? When I’m not shooting I enjoy
going to remote wilderness areas like north-
ern Alaska and the deserts of California.
Where has your work appeared before? Marin
Magazine, California Home & Design, Sunset and
San Francisco Chronicle, among others.