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Author Archives: melmoth

Born & raised in Portland, OR.
Received BFA in Professional Photo Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004.
Current home: Brooklyn, NY.

Andrew Chen-3sixteen

In December, I got to meet and photograph Andrew Chen, co-owner of 3sixteen jeans a brand made in USA with Japanese denim. They are sold internationally and in his store Self Edge in the Lower East Side in NYC. If you follow his business and see his collaborations you’ll see he perfectly curates, supports other […]

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Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson makes these geometric but realistic looking quilt blocks with the tiniest scraps of fabric you can’t believe can be sewn together. She dyes her own fabric and is making modern quilts that look like none I’ve ever seen before. Where other quilters attempt to make graphic representations like birds or boats or ties […]

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Liz Spencer

I took an indigo class with Natural Dyer Liz Spencer where she showed us how to make organic indigo vats with fructose sugar, which I made at home later on and definitely wouldn’t have attempted without her workshop. She also made a fresh leaf indigo and woad ice-bath to dye silk that makes a nice […]

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Cara Marie Piazza

I found out about Natural Dyer Cara Marie Piazza by googling “natural dyes from trash.” She can turn old dying flowers or food trash into beautiful things. I got to meet and photograph her in December in her unbelievable Brooklyn apartment that has space for a showroom. She does demos, classes, and events with natural […]

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Monica Ramos

Monica Ramos is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. I first saw her work at a pop up shop called Sometimes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2013. My friend and I loved all the ceramic items by different female artists showing there, but Monica’s llamas were the most memorable. When I saw there was another pop […]

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Virginia Sin

I met Virginia at the Renegade Craft Fair in November in New York. She has a collection of porcelain ceramics and I love every piece. A macaroni necklace, an ice cream cone, coffee filters, paper plates, and a paper cup with the pop out handle. You can buy her work on her website and […]

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Butte, Montana- Evil Knievel Days

In June, I went on a five day road trip with my grandpa to visit Butte, Montana for Evil Knievel Days. My great grandpa was born in Butte and his father is buried there. We drove from Portland, OR past some of the dams my grandpa’s dad worked on as a timekeeper. When he worked […]

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I made some drawings of Beyoncé and donated them to the Girls Rock! Rochester, NY art auction at 1975 Gallery. They raise money for a yearly summer camp for young girls to learn to play instruments, write, and perform music.

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Ryan & Caleb-Land

Met Ryan And Caleb at their studio in Austin. They have collaborated with all three previous Makers I met: Folk Fibers, Ft. Lonesome, and Forestbound. Their lettering, design, and drawings are so good it seems they could take over if they wanted to. They have done design work for tons of Austin brands and I […]

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Kathie Sever-Ft . Lonesome

Kathie Sever is a chainstitching embroiderer in Austin with a brand called Ft. Lonesome. I feel that most embroidery looks kind of feminine, but she is able to create uniquely authentic, professional, and industrial looking embroidery that looks great on motorcycle riders, cowboys, and baseball uniforms. I really love her work on denim jackets. Check […]

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