The Artist & The Space ~ Kelly

Last week my camera allowed me a glimpse into the world of weaving, Scandinavian rep weaving to be exact. I met with Kelly Marshall, founder of Custom Woven Interiors, Ltd. at the Northrup King Building in Minneapolis on another cold and snowy day… While Kelly mostly works on new designs and in her office today, one of her weavers, Trisha, was at the loom during my visit. I was in awe at the speed, dexterity and coordination required to work the loom. I never realized that the weaver’s feet played such an important part, reminiscent of the performance of an organ player… Here are some photographs I captured of the artists and the space during my short visit a few days ago.

I hope you enjoy them!

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ABOUT THE PROJECT: For consistency, I shoot this project at 35mm (my fastest prime lens) with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Jpeg Acros film simulation and in horizontal format. I also always use ambient light and do minimal post processing, if any. The point of the exercise is to spend time playing with my camera, not with Lightroom. I strongly believe in the power of limitations and in making the photograph in camera.

As the title indicates, this series is about artists and their space, not so much about the art itself. As you know, I love photographing people, but I also love those little details that say so much about who a person is. Nothing is staged or posed, I simply record the artist at work.

Thank you for visiting! You can see the full project on my website: Part I and Part II

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