15 years ago, Daniel Handler hired me to do his headshot for a book he had just finished. The shoot was great. We discovered many coincidences that ran between us and spent a good amount of the time giggling. A few months later he approached me to make a bunch of pictures of him where his face was obscured for a children's book series written under the pen name Lemony Snicket. I don't think he knew or could have even imagined what he was starting. Over the years I have received many charming letters and emails from children trying to find out the identity of Lemony Snicket and it's been a lovely glimpse into the magnitude of what Daniel managed to create. There are so many kids out there who credit their love of reading to A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Over the years Daniel and I have gotten together to make more portraits and more Lemony Snicket photos. Here's a sampling: