Meet Rob Knaggs, the 25-year-old musician who lives in northern Manitoba, Canada and plays the cello for the 4000-plus beluga whales that come to junction of the Hudson Bay and the Churchill River each summer to birth their young.
Serving the world’s rich and famous plumbs the depths of an alternative universe that readily embraces the absurd. And during my tenure at The Plaza I joined a legion of elite butlers that caters to some of the oddest whims imaginable. Sometimes real life really is stranger than fiction--especially at a high-end hotel.
Padma Iyer made waves when she took out a personal ad on behalf of her son. Placing a romantic request in the newspaper is common practice in India, a country that still embraces different stripes of arranged marriages, but Padma rocked the boat because she was, for the first time, seeking a same-sex spouse for her son.
My photo journey through Pyramiden, the utopian Soviet city that is, quite literally, frozen in time high above the Arctic Circle. A coal mining town for over 50 years, Pyramiden was the only Russian settlement beyond the Iron Curtain and functioned largely as Communism's show pony. Today it's completely abandoned and open to intrepid tourists who want to make the long journey.