Nadja Sayej is a real estate, luxury retail and architecture journalist with 15 years experience.
She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Barron’s Magazine and has an ongoing pop culture column with Forbes.
She currently writes about luxury homes, commercial real estate and architecture for Architectural Digest, Mansion Global, Propmodo and Leverage.
Her writing and interviews has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Interview Magazine and Vanity Fair London, where she reported from film festivals, from Venice to New York.
She is a former art critic. In the 2010s, she ran a web TV show called ArtStars*, which ran for eight years. This led her to the entertainment industry, where she focused on the art of the celebrity Q&A and entertainment reports for places like Shondaland, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter and The Observer, among others.
Nadja has interviewed over 500 world-renowned film directors, artists, designers and actors including David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini, John Waters, Patti Smith, Salma Hayek, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jean Paul Gaultier.
She made headlines for conducting the first-ever jpeg interview with Douglas Coupland and has covered A-list parties, from Heidi Klum’s Halloween Party to the New York Film Festival.
Nadja has published five books, including The Celebrity Interview Book, which includes her 21 best Q&As, and Biennale Bitch, a Gonzo comedy-travel book about covering biennales across the globe. Her most recent book is Red Carpet Ho, which highlights stories as a red carpet photographer (2022 is the 100th anniversary of the red carpet).
She is also a celebrity photographer who shoots the stars up close and personal, and they’ve appeared in everywhere from Vanity Fair London to The Daily Mail, Backgrid and V Magazine. Her celebrity photos are being published in a book to be released in 2022.
Photo of Nadja above by Harald Geil in Berlin.