Months ago, I walked into one of my favorite local yarn shops, Mind’s Eye Yarns in Porter Sq, Cambridge, and saw the most gorgeous hand-painted silk scarves. They were made by artist Jessica Steytler of Newton, and I was so happy when Jess asked me to help her create some artist marketing images for her this Fall. She gathered some friends to model, and they were so much fun to work with! One of these models happened to just be walking home and saw us and asked what we were doing — his eye had been caught by the stunningly gorgeous work Jess does (his wife also does some hand-painting of silk scarves) and when Jess asked him if he’d be willing to be in a picture, he was happy to oblige. The goal for this portrait session was to show that these scarves are for everyone, and I think we managed to meet that goal!
One of my favorite parts of the session was when Jess’s friends presented her with a gift — Jess was in the middle of the process of leaving her day job as an archivist, and her friends wanted to help support her as she goes for her dream of pursuing her art more full-time — it’s always such a joy, as a photographer and just as a human, to get to see such love and support that humans can give one another. Here are some of my favorite images from our time together — it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down, and I hope these artist marketing images are able to help Jess on her journey!