Book Preview: Brooklyn Makers

THE MAKERS PROJECT

As an artist who lives and works in a thriving community filled with artisans and makers, I have enjoyed following Jennifer Causey's blog, The Maker's Project. For those of you that are unfamiliar with it, Jennifer is a photographer living in Brooklyn who has spent the last two years documenting Brooklyn-based artists, designers and craftsmen in their workspaces through gorgeous, detailed photographs.

In Jennifer's words, she explains why she wanted to document the creative boom taking place in Brooklyn: "In this hectic, industrialized modern world, I am constantly seeking handmade and artisan-produced products. I love discovering people who embrace a more tactile way of living, so I decided to start photographing them. When my project began, I knew I was photographing people who make things, but I soon realized I was also photographing people who make things happen."

Her collection of photographs, along with a series of interviews, takes you behind the scenes to see the people behind the product. And a few you might already know from Apartment Therapy like Ariele Alasko, Best Made Company, Fort Makers, Lena Corwin, Saipua, and Sunday Suppers, just to name a few.

With the Makers Project turning into quite a success, it's no surprise it has been turned into a book called Brooklyn Makers, set to hit shelves in early November. If you would like a peek at some of the images captured in the book, see how the project began or pre-order the book, head over to Jennifer's blog, The Makers Project.

(Images: Jennifer Causey via The Makers Project)

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