Michele is the curator and the owner of Collected Collage; an antique jewelry shop in Ferndale. I came across their storefront while exploring her city one evening.
Unlike so many other vintage jewelry shops, her place had such a minimalist aesthetic. Everything seem to have been placed with intention and it was so obvious that all these pieces had a story behind them. I try to savor the little things in life and I think Michele looks at fashion / jewelry in a similar light. When I met Michele, I remember immediately asking if I could photograph in her space. That conversation lead to this shoot.
For this series, Michele invited me to a natural reserve near Ann Arbor. She usually comes here to get away from the world. We found a little picnic table, where she laid out all of her things. Then, we spent the rest of the afternoon putting together different combinations. I am so thankful for her letting me shoot this whole project on film. I got to bring along two of my favorite cameras and I couldn’t have been happier.