DC Artisans

WASHINGTON, DC – Are machines liberating people, so they can pursue more rewarding work? This is one of the questions posed by the Economist’s bi-monthly 1843 magazine in an article on the rise of the craft economy in the District of Columbia (and elsewhere). Over two days, we crisscrossed the outskirts of the DC metro area making portraits of potters, leather workers, distillers, and pickle-makers to accompany the piece. These second-career artisans welcomed us into their creative spaces and were more than happy to share their genuine enthusiasm for their carefully crafted life. Pictured above from the top (left to right): Kuzeh Pottery, Katie Stack of Stitch and Rivet, Gordy’s Pickles Jar co-owners Sheila Fain and Sarah Gordon, and Sandy Wood and Alex Laufer of One Eight Distilling. Read more about them in the article by Ryan Avent and take a look around 1843; it’s a great forum for the long read with articles that have substance and get you thinking.

House & Garden, May

NEW YORK, NY – For the “Ask A Local” page in the May issue of House & Garden, we spent a day in the shoes of interior designer Steven Gambrel, visiting his favorite NYC shops and restaurants, from Three Lives & Company bookshop and the John Derian shops to Jeffrey’s Grocery, where Steven likes to order a Bloody Mary and oysters.

Jersey Shore for Family Fun

NEW JERSEY – For a feature story in the August Family Fun magazine, we headed to the Jersey Shore with models from Wilhelmina Philadelphia. We had a special opportunity to photograph a real-life mother and son (Camille and Matteo Savo) on location in Ocean City – it was their first time modeling together. For the reportage part of the story, we checked out Tent City in Ocean Grove, kite flying at Seaside Park Beach, Lucy the Elephant in Margate City, and Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach. We also devoured plenty of Johnson’s caramel popcorn and Brown’s donuts. For more family vacation ideas, check out Family Fun online. See more from this shoot in our Travel portfolio. All prop and wardrobe styling for the models by Wendy Oswald Kinney.

Ron Abuelo’s Hacienda San Isidro
PESÉ, PANAMA – The Dirty Mojito – made with Abuelo brand 7-year rum – is our new favorite summer drink. The best way to experience it is at an outdoor cafe on a mild evening in the Casco Viejo section of Panama City. That’s exactly how we wrapped up our shoot last March for JWM, the in-room magazine of JW Marriott hotels. The story (see Rum City) focused on Abuelo rum, so we had the opportunity to spend a day shooting at Hacienda San Isidro, four hours outside of Panama City, where its sugar cane is harvested, distilled, and aged. To truly drink like a local in Panama, order the Abuelo 12-year straight up or over ice.

JWM Magazine Cover

 
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