Through the magic of the Internet, I connected with Portraits to the People photographer and founder of the Identity Project, Sarah Deragon. Sarah made a visit to Portland last fall and sent us a message through the betsy & iya Facebook saying she wanted to stop by the shop and asked for a recommendation of where to eat close by. I responded and she was in the shop the very next day, adding to her impressive betsy & iya earring collection and taking gorgeous photos of our shop. We've kept in touch ever since, and during her most recent visit in late August, she got to see our expanded production studio & office space for the first time. I was thrilled when she whipped out her camera and started shooting; Sarah has an eye for details, with amazing photography skills to boot. She notices moments, captures moods, and understands the beauty of handcrafted items. Take a peek at some of the magic she captured during a particularly sunny Saturday morning in our production studio. All photos courtesy of Sarah Deragon.
The masks that guard Betsy's workbench, the drill bit, the pieces of plastic & metal the makers use to load the tumblers; I love that Sarah pays attention to these details that are so integral to what we do around here, but often get overlooked at first glance.
Thank you so much for stopping by and snapping these photos, Sarah! Can't wait for your next trip to PDX.
***Song of the Moment: Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs***