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Collected Collage on Film

July 29, 2017
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I am always drawn to hands when I am taking pictures. I think they tell so many stories … even more so, when they have beautiful jewelry.

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.

Canon AE-1

Michele with one of my favorite cameras

Any thoughts?

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  1. Catherine Hechmer Jul 29, 2017