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>> Monday, September 10, 2012

Handmade books photo at Shelby Park in Nashville

This summer I was treated to a truly special photo shoot with Mary Clark of psalm27creative behind the lens. When Mary Clark and I first met, we were both newcomers to Nashville working on building our  own creative businesses.  She is a photographer with a passion for creating handcrafted keepsakes for displaying photos, which of course resonates with my own personal mission as an artist. 

I was so excited when we decided to collaborate and share our creative talents. After seeing Mary Clark's portfolio of images that she's taken of other creative businesses, I asked her if she would take some photographs of me and my books that I could use to promote linenlaid&felt.  In exchange, I create a one-of-a-kind handbound psalm27creative photo album for Mary Clark to display her work.  (Click here to see a sneak peek of the logo that Mary Clark stitched onto the cover of her book to personalize the cover!)

Handmade books in Nashville

On the day of the photo shoot, we got started early to take advantage of the beautiful morning light and to attempt to stay cool on a day when the temperature surpassed 100 degrees in Nashville.  We began with some pictures of me and my handcrafted books in Shelby Park in East Nashville.  Then we headed to the pedestrian bridge to take some photos with a more urban feel, featuring the Nashville skyline in the background.

After our outdoor photos, we retreated to my studio to beat the heat and to capture the location where  my creativity flourishes.  She photographed all of the little details in my studio: rolls of decorative paper, my inspirational tack boards, spools of colorful waxed linen thread, and my collection of bookbinding tools. She also documented the process of me creating a custom wedding guest book, binding each set of pages one by one.  

You may have seen some of these new photos starting to appear on my facebook page, in my online shop, and in the new About page on Etsy.  To see even more, be sure to visit the psalm27creative blog at the links below:

handmade books Nashville


elizabeth rosemond September 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM  

SO BEAUTIFUL!! What a great partnership ;)

Katie September 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM  

Thank for reading my blog, Elizabeth! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I was so happy that I was able to trade one of my custom handmade books for these beautiful photographs.

KDIXON September 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM  

This is all just absolutely gorgeous, Katie! - And Mary Clark! Two talented girls, to be sure.

Katie September 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM  

Thanks, Katie D! I love how these photos turned out. Mary Clark did an excellent job for sure!

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