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Design Crush: The Makers

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 · No Comments

The Makers is a super awesome photo project by Jennifer Causey documenting some of Brooklyn’s most passionate small business owners. When I first discovered this project, thanks to Wolf Eyebrows, I have to say I was filled with jealousy like my friend, The Jealous Curator. It was a classic case of “Why didn’t I think of that?” except for the small fact that I am not a photographer.

Here’s what Causey has to say about the project…

I am lucky to live in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a place full of energy and creative spirit; located close enough to the lights and frenetic energy of Manhattan to have a big city feel, yet far away enough to give a sense of space and small town community. In this hectic, industrialized modern world, I am constantly seeking handmade and artisan-produced products. I love discovering people who embrace a more tactile way of living, so I decided to start photographing them. When my project began, I knew I was photographing people who make things, but I soon realized I was also photographing people who make things happen. As the project evolves, so does the adventure and pleasure of documenting the people behind the products: to learn what inspires them, what keeps them going, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work.

Here are my favorite from the series so far:

Saipua – a kick-ass flower shop and artisanal soap maker. I want to get married again just so I can have a bouquet and arrangements by these folks.





Morris Kitchen a maker of small-batch food products. Their ginger syrup looks amazing and I plan to get my hands on some ASAP.



Check out the rest of the series here.

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