One of my favorite things about being a photographer is meeting and collaborating with other photographers! Sometimes this means a creative shoot where we push our skills, and sometimes it's as simple as trading services. Christian is a talented photographer whose business is called Foxhouse Studio. I photographed her and her son playing together in the Swannanoa River outside of Asheville, North Carolina.
I love knitting and yarn and fiber in general, so whenever a fiber artist reaches out to me I totally geek out. Queue Suzanne Wadsworth, a burgeoning knitting pattern designer here in Asheville, North Carolina. Suzanne has a romantic aesthetic so we shot her new pattern next to the lovely Swannanoa River near Warren Wilson college. The river and the rolling green landscape made the perfect backdrop for her summer weight linen tee. Knitters, check out the pattern on Ravelry!
One of my favorite shops in West Asheville is an "urban homesteading supply store" called Villagers. Last year I took a spoon carving workshop there and it was AWESOME. It was so satisfying to take a blade to damp, aromatic wood. I also had the pleasure of meeting Nate Chambers, one of the instructors. Nate is a philosopher and woodcarver operating under the handle, Chambers Woodcraft. We documented a little spoon carving at his shop. Check it out!
Krista Shows is a charismatic Asheville-based songwriter. Originally from Mississippi, her songs are deeply personal and evocative. Enjoy this original music, and her righteous voice. Audio by Jackson Emmer.
Have I mentioned that my friend Brittany Ann is brilliant? No need to take my word for it. Check out this rad and hilarious song she wrote. We filmed this performance on a Saturday morning in my living room. Jackson Emmer nailed the audio recording.
This weekend Jackson and I helped our friend Brittany Ann record some new music. Brittany is a killer songwriter with a stunning voice - we were so happy to work with her! Check out her original song, "Sarah."
As a new transplant to Asheville, I've reached out to a handful of photographers in an effort to network with other local creatives. I found Hugo, a passionate photographer who specializes in landscape images (check him out here), on the West Asheville Exchange and we meet periodically with another photographer to talk shop and brainstorm. Last week we went on a photography field trip and these are a few portraits I snapped of him that day.
Well, my best friend is a knitter. And you know, I'm a knitter too. We like to get together and eat fresh crusty bread with soft buttery cheese, sip Colorado whiskey, and try not to drop a stitch. We knit. We purl. We frog. We Rav.
Do you pore over finished objects in Ravelry before choosing your materials to ensure your sweater/hat/cowl will have the perfect gauge/halo/drape? Do you spend hundreds of dollars on Shibui yarn? Woolfolk? Mad-tosh? Malabrigo? Spend hours and hours knitting an incredible garment? And then do you share that piece of craftwork with the world by quickly snapping a few phone pics? Feature your garment the way it deserves to be! In just a one hour shoot we can capture at least ten finished objects, styled, and out in the world. Contact me for pricing or questions.