The House of Majd is a style blog and website created by Ken Browar and Hooman Majd, two friends who share an aesthetic and a philosophy on a way of life. The idea is to showcase a sensibility in sartorial preferences, in style, in architecture and generally in a lifestyle. Individual biographies are below:
Ken Browar, New York.
Born in California, Ken Browar is a world-renowned fashion photographer whose work has regularly filled the pages of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and other European fashion magazines. Living in Paris for almost three decades, Browar has photographed for cosmetic and fashion giants like Clarion, L’Oreal, and Givenchy, while winning France’s prestigious ‘Mode Award’ as best fashion photographer of 2004. In addition to photographing celebrities like Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, Browar has traveled the world cataloging the natural world and a cross section of human emotion with his camera. It is this personal reflection of the world through a lens which now compels Browar, and his work can be seen regularly in galleries and shows around New York City, where he keeps a permanent home and studio. www.kenbrowar.com
Hooman Majd, New York.
Hooman Majd was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957, and lived abroad from infancy with his family who were in the diplomatic service. He attended boarding school in England and college in the United States, and stayed in the U.S. after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Majd had a long career in the entertainment business before devoting himself to writing and journalism full-time. He worked at Island Records and Polygram Records for many years, with a diverse group of artists, and was head of film and music at Palm Pictures, where he produced The Cup and James Toback’s Black and White. Majd’s book The Ayatollah Begs to Differ was published in 2008, The Ayatollahs’ Democracy in the Fall of 2010, and his new non-fiction book will be published in 2013. Hooman Majd has also written for GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, The New York Observer, Interview, The Daily Beast, Foreign Affairs, The Los Angeles Times, and Salon, among others. He has also published short fiction in literary journals such as Guernica, The American Scholar, and Bald Ego. He lives in New York City and has often traveled to Iran. www.hoomanmajd.com