We can’t get enough of The Makers Project (Jennifer Causey’s portrait project of makers and doers around Brooklyn). The images are stunning of course, but what we really love is getting to peek inside the creative process. And discovering how a group of artisans are also creating a community where they live and work.
Top to bottom: Lena Corwin, Fort Makers, and Mast Brothers Chocolates photographed by Jennifer Causey for The Makers Project.
Chefs and coffee roasters are profiled next to jewelry designers and artists along with a perfumer, florists and our favorite artisan chocolate makers. What becomes apparent are the commonalities in making something by hand and the creative energy that defines Brooklyn. The tools of their various trades are captured in small vignettes. Beautiful still lifes that are anything but still. Creative potential lying in wait in a cluster of utensils or a pile of beads.
Top to bottom: Jewels of New York, Reverie, Shabd, and Clam Lab photographed by Jennifer Causey for The Makers Project.
But our favorite moments are the little bits of collected objects, bright yellow leaves peaking through a window, or bits of inspiration pinned to the wall… all hinting at the undefinable. The creative process itself.
Top to bottom: MCMC Fragrances, Fort Makers, Fort Makers and Lena Corwin photographed by Jennifer Causey for The Makers Project