Abby Warhola
abby warhola
Abby Warhola

Fresh off the heels of launching a Kickstarter campaign for her new documentary, 
Uncle Andy: The Andy Warhol Family Film, accomplished photographer, filmmaker and designer Abby Warhola pops into NEXT Up to share her creative week. Andy Warhol’s great-niece and the granddaughter of artist Paul Warhola, Abby can often be found backstage photographing and filming the biggest names in the fashion industry.

Monday, March 16

Editing, emails and Kickstarter. I work from home so this is my standard every day, plus I’m throwing a Kickstarter campaign into the mix. Interview with Christian Josi for The Huffington Post. I will end up at Trader Joe’s at some point. I really try to avoid going there on the weekend.

 Tuesday, March 17

At noon, I will be photographing an actor’s headshots in Schenley ParkTuesday is my favorite day at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille. Will have some of the best oysters in town for dinner.

Wednesday, March 18

I will most likely order in from Spice Island Tea House, my standard go-to. Belly dance lessons with the super talented Colleen Wilde at the Stephen Foster Community Center in Lawrenceville. Belly Dance Basics & Beyond from 7 to 8 p.m. and Choreography Study from 8 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

Every Thursday at 10 a.m. I pick up food from The Family Cow in Swissvale. My weekly order consists of raw milk, butter, eggs and the best sprouted bread. At 4 p.m., Jesse Best and I will be doing a live podcast with Pro8mm. One more month left to see Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent at The Warhol! I photographed the show and thought it was incredible. Need to see this one last time before it goes.

Friday, March 20

Two meetings with potential distributors for Uncle Andy. Testing with a model at 4 p.m. at my studio. At 7:15 p.m., I’m really excited to see the film Dior and I at the 2015 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival.

Saturday, March 21

We like going to The Strip District in the a.m.—shop, drink & eat. I love the Pittsburgh Public Market as well. Then I will be off to photograph interior views of a private residence at 5 p.m. We hope to have dinner at Proper downtown. I haven’t been there yet but have heard great things!

Sunday, March 22

Brunch at The Porch in Oakland. Filming with the Warholas for Uncle Andy.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.