Swing by Aldo's virtually any afternoon and you're likely to find Lloyd Ziff quietly enjoying a macchiato. In addition to being a loyal Aldo's customer, Ziff happens to be a world-renowned photographer. His latest work is a must for the coffee table: New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 (KMW Publishing).
The two-volume book set encompasses more than 40 years of black/white and color photography. As both cities change before Ziff’s inquiring camera lens, his unique vision emerges, amused and ironic, documenting beauty and surprise in daily urban life.
An award-winning art/design director for national magazines like Vanity Fair and Conde Nast Traveler and a teacher at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design, Ziff has made photography the focus of his career since 2000. He's held one-man shows at the Danziger Gallery in New York City and the Earl McGrath Gallery in LA, and his photos are part of the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and the International Center of Photography. His work has also been featured in Patti Smith’s autobiography, Just Kids, and The Spirit of Family by Al and Tipper Gore, as well as The New York Times Magazine, Interview, New York Magazine, and Rolling Stone.