Mary Helt and Chris Sittel of maryink met at a party while visiting their families in Nashville. At the time, Mary was living in New York City working as a photographer’s stylist and Chris was working in Florida at a silk-screen studio. They started visiting one another, having t-shirt parties and coming up with new project ideas… Read the rest of the article on Etsy’s blog the Storque.
Please check out the NYC premiere of my pal Margaret Brown’s documentary the Order of Myths this Friday night at IFC. Or show your support and check it out over the opening weekend. It’s a fascinating and superbly told story.
As part of Etsy’s Handmade Portrait series that I produce, Wendy Mullin of Built by Wendy took time out of her busy schedule to talk with me about how she’s built her business from scratch. Her sense of style and process are rooted in making garments by hand.
The shoot was super fun, Wendy has a great wit and presence. I’ve known her as an aquintance for sometime but I had never heard her history. Even though shes not a seller on Etsy she seemed like the perfect subjuct to inspire the Etsy community. Many thanks to Wendy and Sameena Ahmad for putting up with me bugging them for photos! And thanks to Annabel Mehran for use of her gorgeous collection images.
Etsy sent me to lovely Martha’s Vineyard to shoot a short video piece about Susan Gibson of Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm. Susan quit her insane CBS producing job after ten years to give farm life a go. She started with four sheep and since then her flock has grown exponentially. My pal Calder Martin assisted on the shoot and assisted during a emergency birth! It was a fantastic trip. Check out Calder’s flicker photos here. And check out the other Handmade Portraits here.