Daniela Spector is a  portrait and lifestyle photographer based in New York.


When I realized Noguchi Museum was a 10 minute walk from my apartment, I decided to head over on my lunch break. In the middle of the industrial no-man's land of Astoria is a deceptively spacious gallery exhibiting decades of Isamu Noguchi's work. The second floor was being renovated so I only paid $5.00 and had the whole museum to myself. The tranquility of the stone sculptures and courtyard garden covered in snow created an undeniably unique experience.

We are a landscape of all we have seen.
— Isamu Noguchi
It is weight that gives meaning to the weightlessness.
— Isamu Noguci
You can find out how to do something and then do it or do something and then find out what you did.
— Isamu Noguchi

Fashion students at the Pratt Institute visited the museum last fall and developed the following garments in response to something they found.