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Keeping Up with Portrait of a Seamstress

posted on 01/16/2014, by

I’ve kept in touch with some of the subjects of Portrait of a Seamstress, and one of them, Caitlin, is an artist that I’ve had a lot of fun following. Her craft is split into two parts. On one hand, she makes dolls, including their clothes, and then photographs them in quirky vignettes, and on  Continue Reading »

Portrait of a Seamstress: Maddie

posted on 12/31/2013, by

In every Portrait of a Seamstress, I’ve asked the subject if he or she had a mentor and if so, who were they and what did they teach them. In the last interview, I featured my mentor Mishka, a woman who left an indelible impression on my life and skills, and today, I’m ending the  Continue Reading »

Shop Feature: El Hustle

posted on 12/18/2013, by

Spoken words aren’t the only thing that connect people – written words can do the same thing too. As eerie as it may sound, you can relate to someone without being in their presence. When Anto and I first exchanged emails, there was something there and I knew our notes via email would surpass double,  Continue Reading »

Portrait of a Seamstress: Mishka

posted on 12/16/2013, by

In the movie, Big Fish, Edward Bloom lived a large life. He caught an uncatchable fish using his wedding ring as bait, was confined to his bed as a child because his body was growing too fast, worked at a circus without pay to learn about the girl he fell in love with, and convinced  Continue Reading »















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