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Preview – Voices of Industry

November 15, 2013

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I’m so excited to share a preview of some new work. While I was in California, I spent a couple of days shooting a variety of images for a new brand called Voices of Industry. The website had a soft launch earlier this week, with the full website to come soon.

Adele Stafford, the amazing woman behind Voices of Industry, makes hand woven textiles & apparel from 100% domestic fiber farmed and spun in the USA. All of the textiles are hand-woven by Adele on a mechanical loom in her studio in Oakland, CA.

I have such enthusiasm for, and admiration of, Adele’s work and the work of the farmers who produce the fiber she uses. Over the course of 2 days, I received a crash course in weaving, looms, textiles, and growing naturally-colored cotton (more on this last bit soon).

Adele’s brand truly incorporates the history of textiles, the process involved and the dedication to craft – something that has become a PR buzzword in the past few years, but is refreshingly free of artifice in Adele’s case.

Have a look at the Voices of Industry site for more photos and info. Stay tuned for many more photos and an official launch in the coming month.

Thanks to Adele for asking me to be a part of this incredible project, and to Valeda Beach Stull for her valuable assistance and discerning eye.

9 Comments
  1. November 15, 2013 12:06 pm

    Such lovely pics and gorgeous fabric

  2. November 15, 2013 6:55 pm

    Brian. Every single damn one of these is absolutely gorgeous. So so good.

  3. November 16, 2013 10:59 am

    Brilliant shots. Love the way light is captured.

  4. November 18, 2013 10:27 am

    i love ur work!

  5. November 21, 2013 9:52 pm

    My favorite post of yours ever (and I’ve been following for at least 4 years). Every shot is just gorgeous!

  6. November 27, 2013 11:16 pm

    Beautiful shots! Would love to hear more about the weaving and the naturally-colored cotton too.

  7. December 2, 2013 2:08 pm

    Very taken with these photographs. So much so that I am writing a short story right now which these images inspired.

  8. December 13, 2013 10:14 am

    Beautiful how your pictures show the link between the material and the product… and the human. Love it!

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