Before the majority of us have finished our second cup of coffee and first round of emails, DeLorenzo is already on his way back out of the ocean, back toward the less tempestuous dominion of the shore, having taken an entirely new set of images from his ever-changing vantage point beneath the ocean’s waves — and having essentially completed his workout for the day. From 6:30 to 10 a.m., wielding a roughly 15-pound Nikon D4S protected by waterproof casing, diving into an unpredictable sea, DeLorenzo ventures out to capture a perspective of the water, in all its power and beauty, that is often unseen.Read more.
"I was a rebel not able to confirm to society’s norm, and always wanted to live free. I thought about what it was that I was good at, and how to make this idea into reality, so I decided that I would make my own creations. I tried all kinds of jobs to achieve this desire."Read more.
Five years ago I got to a point where I was focusing a lot of fashion, and I needed a change. I wanted to be thrown into an environment that was very foreign to me, and shoot something I never had before. That was when I took my first trip to Antarctica. The animal experiences alone, the good the bad and the ugly, taught me what a natural paradise really was. Being inside a kingdom of tens of thousands of penguins and seals transformed the way I saw nature. All of a sudden, I was in THEIR world, not the other way around. That’s also where I formed my connection to the ice. I started photographing it almost obsessively, but at that point I didn’t really know why or what it would become. When I started making trips to the Arctic, then everything came together.Read more.
What’s the best hostess gift you could receive? Give?
I love having things in my home that remind me of people I care about. If the host gift is from a good friend, it’s fun when the item reflects their interests, sense of humor, or their kind appreciation of my quirks. My friend, Jana, knows I love eclectic old porcelain dishes, travel, and hotels. She found a vintage British hotel saucer, spray painted her son’s small dinosaur toy gold, and glued it so that it stands upright on the dish, as if it’s about to make an announcement. I can’t tell you how hard I laughed when I received her creation, or how much I love it. Talk about a treasure!Read more.
Anne-Marie Kavulla photographed at the Whisper Studio by David Rinella
Kavulla's inspiration and a glimpse of the mathematical process behind creating each piece.
Inspiration behind Pirtti Handwoven's latest edition, The Valtemeri Scarf. Photograph by Julieanne Kost.
Kavulla of Pirtti Handwoven pictured here on her loom in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Photograph by Kristen Fortier.
Pirtti's past designs from a sold out edition.
A work in progress, Valtameri by Pirtti Handwoven.
Detail of a hemstitch.
Pirtti Handwoven loom room in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Still Life of Kavulla's tools in her loom room.
The Pirtti Handwoven warping board.
Detail of the web.
Because she makes all of her items by hand, Anne-Marie wants her customer to feel the human element of each piece. Knowing this and wearing these Pirtti scarves becomes a way to honor the very human process.Read more.
Palorosa Project's Limited Edition In Collaboration WIth Whisper
After living in Milan, Pirani moved to Guatemala City where her mother was born, finding an altogether different atmosphere. Without industrialization, she found room for more purified, raw, sensibilities. In her Central and North American travels, Pirani observed women in the markets carrying woven plastic bags, seeing vibrant, bright iterations of the bag in travels to Oaxaca and Antigua.Read more.
The R Blackinton Co. in North Attleboro, MA in 1916. This is the tool and die room of the factory.
The R Blackinton Co. in the rolling mill department circa 1916.
Susanne & Bill Juaire photographed by David Rinella in the Whisper Studio.
Bill Juaire's Whisper Edition: Copper Bowl Set in 5" & 10" diameters. Comes hand stamped and numbered.
William Juaire spun his first piece in the 10th grade- an aluminum cup in metals class. Little did young Juaire know that when he grew up he would have the prestige of spinning the Kentucky Derby Trophy. Something he has been making year after year for the last 25 years. His story is one of a hard work, perseverance, apprenticeships, and a certain gift that can not be taught- being able to feel the shape before the metal is even spun. Not everyone, even the most well taught professionals, have the innate ability to spin fine metal works.
Michele Quan at the Whisper Studios, photographed by David Rinella
Canyon Ranch MQuan art installation
Prospect Park installation
Canyon Ranch interior art installation
MQuan porcelain tall bells
MQuan tall ceramic bells
MQuan hand painted jingle bells
MQuan ceramic hand painted rock
"I went every Saturday and made pinch pots. I just wanted to make something for the joy of making it, to make something with my hands, to work with my hands. Making these simple pots just for the pleasure of it which helped me look and see things again from a different perspective. The size and dimension was also at such a different scale than jewelry. It affected me in a very positive way. Even just walking around on the streets I would see things differently- the shape of things- I was feeling this sense of newness. The world felt new and full of different perspectives." Michele Quan's musings when she first began to dive into the world of ceramics.Read more.