I love this little story. I think it illustrates why we love making this magazine.
Anne Siems (who we invited to make the illustrated fashion story for issue 17) has just sent us this amazing painting she has made, inspired by the photo story in this issue of Small.-The shoot is Wilderness Queens- photographed by our photo editor Steve Visneau and styled by Christine.
Anne Siems' story in issue 16 of Small....it just occurred to me....maybe the little Bunny with the deer antlers was the subliminal inspiration for the Wilderness Queen antlers. Also, maybe the earthy colors of Anne's paintings inspired the props by Sarah Tippetts.
If you are in NewYork you can celebrate by booking a photo shoot with Davina Zagury at Pomme. You might have seen her other photo projects featured here as we love her work. For the special price of $250, you will receive: 30 min. photo session, Image editing, a credit of $100 towards prints, on-line images.
You will also have the opportunity to order extra prints and high res images on a CD for an additional cost.
Date & hours: May 7th & 8th between 10:00am - 6:00pm
Place: Pomme 81 Washington St, at York. DUMBO, in Brooklyn
We are getting into still life photography and have commissioned shoots for the next two issues. We just got in the first by Grant Cornett (check out his still life work here), which you will be able to see in the next issue (out soon!). Scheltens and Abbenes have some wonderful and inspiring still life photography (and textile art by Abbenes) on their site.
Next weekend Davina Zagury is doing her fifth instalment of the Sibling Project at the lovely Pomme store. We have loved her work since we first saw it and asked her to be in the third issue of Small. To secure a portrait slot at Pomme in Dumbo log on here and make a booking. In order to secure your session, a non refundable $30 deposit is required ($10 will be deducted from your print order). Fee includes: a 10 to 15 minute session, image editing, online gallery, $10 credit toward prints, participation in the exhibit. Prints will be available for order after the exhibit opening.
Camille is a French photographer who aims to capture the real/dream world of play
from her site: "It is said that children do not distinguish between living and inanimate objects; I believe they do. A child imparts a doll or tin soldier with magical life-breath. The artists animates his work as the child his toys." (Patti Smith Just Kids, 2010)
yeah... the clothes are great (although not 'small' scale or independent at all so we won't talk too much about them) but the main reason I am writing about it is beacuse I love the way her website works. It is worth going to check it out just for the neat trick when you scroll over each child- simple, playful and very effective.
Some outtakes from the shoot we did in a black and white photo booth in a mall over the weekend. The shoot was inspired by Andy Warhols snapshots of the factory girls, like Edie Sedgwick, taken in photo booths.The girls in our story are best friends and had so much fun jumping in and out of the booth. They self directed the whole thing.
If you are into the photography and art made in photo booths here is a great website that documents just about everything that has ever gone on in one and even where you can find an old machine near you.
The fabulously talented husband and wife, Kelsey and Dennis of Stomping Ground, are offering two more open studios this Fall. If you missed their spring one, here is your second chance to get high quality and very reasonably priced photos of you and your family.
Kelsey and Dennis put together the magic shoot in the last issue of Small. The story was inspired by their experience of hiring Mario the Magician for their daughter’s 5th birthday party. Mario is a master performer for children, and the photo shoot was as fun as the original party.
You can get more information about how to sign up here. The first session is this weekend so sign up quick!
We receive many lookbooks here at Small which we look through to see the new collections when we are trying to put together outfits for our shoots. Some of the books are so beautiful and so eye catching that we wanted to show them to you. Here are a few of our recent favorites.
Les Zigous a small snow hand made collection (bottom left)
Ada Ada Ricky's gang search for the horizon
The talented photographer, Davina Zagury is starting a new series of portraits of newborns. (We have written about her previous projects of siblings and the kids with their doudous). She is looking for 1-3 months old babies
to have their portrait taken. For 220$ you can schedule a
• 30 min. photo session
• (x2) 8”x10” and (x2) 5”x7” custom prints
• A CD with all edited pictures (email compatible)
• On-line images, so easily can be shared with friends and family.
Date & hours: July 24th & 25th between 10:00am - 5:00pm
Place: Pomme 81 Washington St, at York. DUMBO, in Brooklyn .
rsvp to davinaz.brownbookit.com/schedules
For additional questions:email: davinaz[at]davinaz.com phone: 914 671 3735
We are planning ahead and starting to organize a shoot for the winter issue in Copenhagen. Monika Elena recently sent us these location shots and is going to photograph the story. If you are a Scandinavian designer and would like to be featured in this shoot we would love to hear from you. Send us a link to editor(at)smallmagazine.net.
Small caught up with Davina Zagury at her Siblings Project exhibit opening at Pomme NYC. The sunny Saturday afternoon was filled with families trying to find Davina's favorite of them on the wall of so many! All unique and beautiful.
It was fun watching children sip lemonade and smile at the photos of themselves with their brother(s) or sister(s). Here are a few Davina kindly let Smaller post. Enjoy!
Here is a bit more about one of our favorite new ideas from last year. Brooklyn based husband and wife team, Dennis and Kelsey started Stomping Ground after volunteering to take the school photos at their daughter's co-operative nursery. By involving the kids and letting them bring something of themselves to the session, they discovered the school photo could become a treasured image that really captures the child's spirit. The nursery school parents were so happy with the portraits Dennis and Kelsey realized they were onto something. 'We’ve found the way to bring high quality children’s portraiture to people at an affordable price is to create the work in the child’s world -- in school. And because of the economy of scale, we are able to offer great prices,” says Kelsey.Stomping Ground’s focus is on schools whose administration wants to offer parents an alternative to the status quo. The photos are unlike any “school picture” you’ve ever seen. Stomping Ground shoots on clean, bold backgrounds and their portraits
honor the individuality of children. “We treat kids with respect and collaborate with them,” says Dennis.
Stomping Ground offers Open Studio Days throughout the year for the public where mini-sessions can be booked at a discount. They have one coming up May 22nd and May 23rd in DUMBO Brooklyn. If you are going to be in New York you can visit their website to book your half hour mini session at a discount. Dennis also accepts private commissions for family environmental portraiture.
When: May 22nd and 23rd 9.45am- 4.30pm
Where: Rabbit Hole Studio, 33 Washington Street Dumbo.
Please visit information page on their website to make a booking.
Yeondoo Jung interprets children's photos into photographs. They are magical.
Thanks Kelsey for sending us the link. (Kelsey is the co- founder of the brilliant company that has reinterpreted the traditional school photo- Stomping Ground -and she has also just started a great new photo and kids blog)
I have been reading a lot recently about the impact malls have had on our communities and lives. All these malls are now reaching the end of their lifespans and are being overtaken by concrete cancer, and malaise. It is already too late to save the small businesses across America, and the world, that the malls displaced. One of the reasons we started Small is because we believe in small business, and the independence and community they engender. These photos are by Karla and James Murray for their book Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York.
Davina Zagury - one of Small's favorite photographers- will be at Pomme in Brooklyn April 12th & 13th capturing the bond of siblings for a two day photography project that will result in an exhibition.
To schedule an appointment, go to http://davinaz.brownbookit.com
April 10 - 11
10am to 6pm
The best part: Participation is free! Prints (from $30) will be available for order after the exhibit opening.
Babies must be able to sit unassisted.
81 Washington St, at York.
DUMBO, in Brooklyn
Aggie Hill is doing a great $300 give away ending today, this Monday! The give away is to celebrate the arrival of the gorgeous new spring line from Ferd. Just go to Aggie Hill and enter your details to win.
We love Ferd too. In fact the photos above were taking by Steve (Small magazines' photo editor and also Christine's husband), and styled by Christine. If you are interested in them styling and photographing your line, you can contact them through Small consulting on the Small magazine toolbar.
Michal Chelbin -two photos from her book Strangely Familiar- Acrobats. Athletes and other Travelling Troupes
'Many viewers tell me that the world discovered in my images is strange. If they find it strange, it is only because the world is indeed a strange place.'
We just saw down the rabbit hole...
I love location scouting, it is basically just 'looking around' which is always one of my favorite things to do. These are from a beautiful afternoon drive looking for somewhere to shoot the spring story for the magazine (coming out later this week!)