I love this idea! My friend Krista just started a vintage rental company called Make Merry Events:
We provide vintage rentals for a variety of special occasions, including: weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, charity events, showers, film sets, home staging, or a picnic in the park.
Check out their website at here and like the Facebook page here.
It does not hurt that she is a very talented photographer and that the site is full of her dreamy photos!
I am very excited to introduce you to an up and coming online retail space that I have been lucky enough to work with, The Strong House Artisan Collective describe them selves as:
"a little online retail shop that is big on community and collaboration. We handpick makers who are thoughtful in their designs, choose quality materials and are considerate in their approach to producing high quality goods for our everyday."
For now, here is a sneak peak of the site before its official launch and of what is to come http://thestronghouse.ca
Photos by Christina Arsenault, Jewellery by Donna Hiebert Design
Every now and then I look back through my old files and find gems that did not make the cut a the time of the original shoot. Here are two portraits that I am enjoying now.
Here is a sneak peak from a project I’m working on with Colleen for Humani-T cafe. She is completely redesigning the cafes menu boards, can’t wait to see them completed.
Last week I documented recent works by Australian artist Kate Ward. Her work is diverse to say the very least. Check out more of her sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, and so much more at http://www.kateward.com.au
Woo, an exciting day! Geofs bench was featured on design sites Dezeen AND Gizmodo today! Check it out here and here.
Last week I photographed this stunning bench by local Halifax designer, Geof Ramsay. It was a nice change for me to work on a large scale project, It is very common that I find my self hunched over some thing itty bitty in the studio. Im even in one of the photos (thats me running up the piece). Check out more of his work at http://geoframsay.com.
I have always loved behind the scenes photos. I think it has something to do with the chaos and duct tape that is usually happening/holding the shoot together just out side the camera frame.
Here are two behind the scenes phone snap shots from the gelato shoot and the fruit shoot.
THIS, I am excited about. My vitamin deprived body has been craving fruit all winter, and I’ve been dreaming about photographing this still life for some time now. The perfect collaboration with my sister, Angela of Angela Grace Jewelry.
Self portrait with camera obscura. Incase you don’t already know, you can turn a room onto a camera obscura SO easily.
1. First, black out your windows (I used thick black garbage bags) leaving a small area exposed around the centre of one window for the aperture.
2. Then, take a piece of card board and using a standard hole punch, make a hole and tape the cardboard to the space you left uncovered for it (this is the aperture). Make sure there are no light leeks around the piece of board with the aperture punched in it.
3. Turn out the lights and let your eyes adjust, this may take some time, be patient. Works best at the brightest part of the day, and if you do a really good job of covering ever source of light in the room other than your aperture. Basically what you’ll see is everything out side your window projected onto the walls of the room, in my self portrait you can see the boats outside my window on my walls. If your walls are a dark colour try hanging up a white sheet. Neato!
The poster, in all of it’s finished glory: The combined effort of myself (photo) and Colleen Sweeney (design). Oh yea, and Humani-T Cafe is hosting gelato by donation day for a very worthy cause, Feed Nova Scotia. Show up, make a donation, eat some gelato.
These are the very first images shot in my brand new studio space! They are for a poster in the works from Colleen.