Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Morning coffee

Starbucks Seamstress
Just a few weeks ago as we were getting ready to photograph our clients for their Houston Indian Wedding this November, we stopped by Starbucks for coffee and met Renee. As I sipped my coffee, I couldn't help to comment to Debra about the window light that was illuminating a focused seamstress hard at work while drinking her morning coffee. Well, the camera was near by so I approached "Renne" and asked if we could take a few photos - I just loved the focus Renee had on her task - the world just seemed to fade away as she practiced a craft that is not common anymore. From my view I could see the soft light enter the coffee shop and every now and then catch a glimmer of light on the needle. I asked Renee if she could email me a little "background info" as our readers like to her about the people we photograph. Renee provided the folling infomation.

I am a first year grad student at the University of Texas, Austin. I am studying for my MFA in Costume Technology for Theatre, which involves the construction of costumes and costume pieces such as hats and wigs, and skills such as dyeing fabric and makeup. When you saw me, I was thread marking my wool vest pieces for a three piece suit that I am making for my tailoring class.
I am originally from Rhode Island, but have been quite happy in Austin for about two years now. I look forward to one day working behind the scenes in either film or theatre.

Thanks Renee for this simple slice of life...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey!! Good Goin' Renee' !! It seems you've made quite an impression in Texas....which doesn't surprise me at all...I've been your number 1 fan since the first day I laid on eyes on you!!
love and miss you: Mom