Earlier this year, we had a fun shoot on a warm summers day at the Art Gallery Cafe in the Tweed Valley. This lovely mother and daughter combo helped us out with their exploration of the gallery, its shop and all the delicious delights of this cafe, which is now being run by Peter and Charlies of Mavises Kitchen fame. Hope our photos have you salivating!
She is an extraordinary craftswoman, who constantly pushes herself to explore and experiment. You might like to watch the short promo piece we did:
Then if you want to learn more and hear Michele's musings as she works (I highly recommend that), here is a longer piece that takes you through the whole process of making a bead:
And to finish off, here are a couple of photos of a necklace Michele created for a client from South Australia. She frequently does special commissions as well as running Re-vamp workshops for groups (usually women) where you bring current necklaces, beads and jewellery and revamp them with Michele's unique beads and advice.
In the meantime, we captured some very atmospheric shots of the shoreline and the birds coming and going. They were so close to monochrome that I pushed them a bit further, than added a bit of velvety warmth so they didn't feel so cold. What do you think of this approach? It’s a quieter series than we usually put out there, but the morning was lovely and quiet, just the honk of the moorhens, the clink of our metal mugs of chai and the click of the cameras doing the time-lapse.
Wrapped in Cloud
Into the Lava
Streaks of Cloud