Guest Contributors

Peter Rittmaster is a designer, artist, inventor; and currently designs for Ozone Socks. Born to wealth and power as the son of one of America’s first corporate raiders, Rittmaster made his own fortune by the time he was 30 by racing and then designing high speed boats. Rittmaster is in the Marine Racing Hall of Fame for boat racing and building. Their small property in Maine is stocked like a Hemmingway novel: 27 boats, 3 vintage motorcycles, elephant rifles, African fetish art, antique French flare guns, Helmut Newton nudes, hundreds of knives, and the coup de grace, a 20-foot-wide buffalo skin teepee. His work can be viewed here:

This Boulevardier lives larger than life.

Joséphine Sacabo is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been seen in one-person exhibitions in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City; New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe. Josephine’s work can be viewed on her site.

Artist Launa Bacon explores the influence of culture, mass media and social structures on individual behavior. Entangled memories produce a kind of sublime play that explores the nature of female identity and the human condition in relation to nature. Her work can be seen here.

Johannes Knesl was born in Vienna, Austria, received a classical humanist education and after graduating with a professional and a doctoral degree in architecture, worked in the Department of City Planning, Vienna and as an architect in London, UK.  After teaching architectural design and theory at the Technical University in Vienna he moved to the USA in1975 to teach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New Jersey Institute of Technology.  From 1986 to 2006 he served as Chief of Urban Design with New York City’s Departments of Transportation and Design and Construction and has since been active as an independent professional in architecture and urban design.  He has written and published widely on architectural and urban theory.  Among his recent publications are “Everywhere eyes that see, bodies that feel:  Archaecology, beyond cellular liberation“ (in: D. Pavlovits, editor: “With Silence Implying Sound”.  Haecceity Inc. @ Sydney University Press. 2010) and “Notes on architectural videos” (In:  EZUFF Projection Project. 2013.)

Paul Anagnostopoulos is an artist and boulevardier born and raised in New York.  Paul recently graduated with a BFA from New York University.  While studying both Studio Art and Art History he participated in several travel colloquiums in Puebla, Mexico; Florence, Italy; and Shanghai, China.  His mixed-media paintings have been shown in galleries and museums throughout New York, Colorado, and California.  Paul’s most recent endeavor brought him to Venice, Italy where he worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.  You can see his work and read about his travel experiences on his website.

Richard Neill is a San Francisco-based photographer and documentary filmmaker exploring the boundaries of urban design, architecture, and new technologies. Recent work has been featured in shows at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York, the MAK Museum in Vienna, and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. He is also an avid traveler and boulevardier.

Marina De Ros grew up in the Northern mountains of Italy and studied philosophy at the University of Venezia (Venice). She ran a gallery of modern art in Verona, and now lives in Rome.

Photo: Effin Older


Jules Older’s life isn’t exactly an advertisement for predictability; he’s lived in Baltimore, Vermont, New York, New Zealand and San Francisco. He’s been a ditch digger, child-care worker, clinical psychologist, medical educator, broadcaster, TV villain, writer, author, teacher of writing, editor, filmmaker, app creator, e-publisher and blogger. His work has won major awards in Great Britain, New Zealand and North America, though his favorite is “Good Guy of the Month” from the inmates of New Zealand’s Women’s Prison.