Author(s): CAUSEY JENNIFER
The creative heart of New York City, Brooklyn is in the midst of a makers movement. A community of artisans is thriving throughout the borough. Photographer Jennifer Causey captures this moment, documenting thirty of Brooklyn's celebrated craftsmen. Beautiful, full colour images showcase each artist's space and, perhaps most importantly, process and interviews reveal the inspiration behind the work as well as thoughts on the city where it's created. Featured makers include bakers, ceramic artists, clothing designers, florists, distillers and more. The thoughtfully curated collection provides a glimpse into handmade Brooklyn. This project is documented at www.themakersproject.com. From the author: As a food and lifestyle photographer, I have noticed a return to handmade and artisan produced products. I love discovering people who embrace a more tactile way of living, so I began a project to photograph the people behind the products. Living in Brooklyn, New York, I did not have to go far to find some amazing people. There were so many artisans and makers living right in my neighborhood. As I began my project, I knew I was photographing people who make things, but I soon realised I was also photographing people who make things happen. I discovered that by living and working in a supportive community, these makers were able to make their dreams a reality. As the project evolves, so does the adventure and pleasure of documenting these makers; in seeing their process, learning what inspires them, and what keeps them going. The goal of the photos is to show a bit of each maker's personality through personal details in their kitchens or studios. Each photo profile also includes a short questionnaire to learn more about them and their relationship with their community.
Food and lifestyle photographer Jennifer Causey documents the makers (makers of handmade and artisan produced products) of Brooklyn.; The photos and interviews provide a behind the scenes look at thirty designers, bakers, brewers, jewelers, printers, and more.; Subjects include Mast Brothers Chocolate (craft chocolate makers), Clam Lab (ceramicist), Morris Kitchen (mixologists), Lena Corwin (printer), Shabd (clothing designer), Blue Bottle (coffee makers) and Saipua (florist), plus many others complete the eclectic mix.; Will appeal to food and craft audiences and fans (and those curious about) Brooklyn.
Jennifer Causey is a food and lifestyle photographer, she has photographed for several editorial clients, including Real Simple, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Men's Journal. She has also photographed for commercial clients and local businesses, including Anthropologie, Lotta Jansdotter, and Tocca. Jennifer has created an online following for her work through her popular breakfast blog, Simply Breakfast (www.simplybreakfast.blogspot.com) and her recent project, The Makers (www.themakersproject.com).
Brooklyn Makers; Contents; Foreword, Eric Demby; Preface, Jennifer Causey; Lena Corwin: The Printer; Clam Lab: The Ceramicist; Fay Andrada: The Metalsmith; Nicolette Camille: The Florist; Liddabit Sweets: The Candy Makers; Elephant Ceramics: The Ceramicist; Jewels of New York: The Food Stylists; Wiksten: The Designer; Odette: The Jeweler; MCMC: The Perfumer; Saipua: The Florist; Erin Considine: The Jeweler; Lotta Jansdotter: The Textile Designer; Bellocq: The Tea Blenders; Paulie Gee: The Pizza Maker; Ovenly: The Bakers; Blue Bottle: The Coffee Connoisseurs; Reverie: The Jeweler; Flea Bags: The Bag Designers; La NewYorkina: The Treatmaker; Pelle Design: The Designers; Lady Grey: The Metalsmiths; Morris Kitchen: The Mixologists; Joya: The Fragrance Designers; Four and Twenty Blackbirds: The Pie Bakers; Kings County Distillery: The Distillers; Robicelli's: The Bakers; Home: The Builders; Shadb: The Designer; Mast Brothers: The Craft Chocolate Makers; Makers Map; Makers Index; Acknowledgments.