Words from our CEO…
The Cambodian Threads Fall Photo Shoot was an all day affair up in Portland, Maine. Who would think that shooting a dozen scarves would be such a process? But it was so in the best way possible. Early Friday morning Mike Patton picked me up from my family’s house in Wayland, Massachusetts. I just got back to America and was still getting used to the jetlag; the Vietnamese coffee I brought home was a necessary start to the day. That stuff is like rocket fuel! After talking politics and business on the two-hour drive up north, we pulled into the studio outside of downtown and met the photographer, David Tuemmler. Stretch Studios, David’s studio, is a nice space for a shoot. Equipped with the highest line of photography and lighting gear, David is a true master of his medium. The tough part was to prep the scarves perfectly so they exemplified the silky texture and grace they embody. In reality this meant straining to get a bit more movement in one area while moderating folds and strayed twists. If only the internet allowed for our customers to actually feel our products…maybe that will be our next project.
The dozen scarves took about ten hours to shoot. We felt great about the work. After all those hours of steaming, setting, twisting, photographing, and editing, we were able to look through the final photos with satisfaction. David did a truly amazing job and he deserves a big thanks!!! We spent the rest of the evening checking out the Portland Art Walk in which many artists put on exhibits in the galleries. It was an enjoyable way to reward ourselves after all of the photography, especially for a cold American I.P.A.
Winter Scarves, Neckties and Bags