Greetings all from Jess LeClair Photography! You may have noticed things are slightly in flux around here. Please be patient with me as I work on updating and improving this site! I have lots of exciting things I’ve been working on that I can’t wait to share with you all!
Last week I was thrilled to photograph the 3rd annual Stache Pag. This is the second year I’ve photographed the event and all I can say is it just keeps getting better! The mustaches were out in force and there was some very stiff competition this year. In addition to being a super cool event, the proceeds went to support the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts ( MEVLA ). For more info, you can check out that very worthy organization here. As always, the event was presented by the very awesome folks at No Umbrella Media. You can visit the official Stache Pag site here. But what you should really do is head over to flickr and check out MY photos of the event.
Here are a few tastes:
If you would like to order prints of any of the photos you see here or on flickr, simply go over to www.jessleclair.printroom.com and click on the Stache Pag 2010 link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe it, but the holidays are here again. And whatever your particular reason for celebrating, most likely you are going to need gifts galore for the special people in your life. So come buy my stuff! I will be in several craft shows this year and the first of the season is only a week away!
Its the first annual Craft Fix! in Kittery, Maine. I will be there from 10 AM to 6 PM and will be selling not only my lovely line of greeting cards (some of which can be found on my etsy site here) but some new products as well! There will be pinback buttons in a variety of styles, magnets made from vintage buttons, flowers made from more vintage buttons, some lovely little baby body suits (yes, they are “onesies” but legally, I can’t call them that. Ask Gerber why.) and a few other goodies you’ll have to come see for yourself! So come support your local economy (and me!) and get some really cool and unique things for your friends and family this year!
As most of you know, Matt and I have been working on a project called Callithump! It is a magazine of arts and literature distributed through toy capsule vending machines. An issue is distributed across multiple capsules. Each capsule contains an “article,” which might be a poem, a series of photographs, a small sculpture… really any sort of creativity that can fit inside a capsule! (You can read more about it over at www.callithump.org )
Well, the lovely folks over at the UMaine Today Magazine got wind of this machine and what we were doing and asked if they could write an article on Matt for their fall issue! And it just came out today! You can read it online here:
If you click on the link at the top of the article that says “Slideshow” (or just click here), you’ll be able to see a series of photos I took of the machine and some of the contents of the capsules (and a few of you will recognize your own work there!) And if any of you wonderful creative types are interested in submitting something for the next issue, we are always looking for more work! To qualify for the magazine, what ever it is has to fit in a 2 inch capsule. That’s it!
Check it out! I’ve been blogged! The lovely Delia who writes a guest column for fierceandnerdy.com wrote a wonderful bit on Valentine’s Day items that rock. And she included one of my cards!
Read the article here: http://fierceandnerdy.com/?p=4476
My card is letter “s” in the list! Woo!
Now go buy one at my etsy shop!
More exciting news on the greeting card front: you can now buy my cards at a real bricks and mortar type store! Starting January 29th (or possibly the 30th) you can buy a selection of my Victorian Mash-up greeting cards in a real shop! The store is called Ferdinand and it features an awesome selection of eclectic handmade and vintage art, cards, tshirts, acessories and other wonderfulness. The store is located at 243 Congress Street in Portland, Maine and you can also see them online here. Check them out and support some local art!
Oh yeah, and Happy 2009!
Come see Jess LeClair Photography this weekend at the MECA Holiday Sale! I’ll be there all three days selling my photographs and greeting cards. You’ll also get to meet the woman behind Della Mano Designs, the lovely and talented Diane Dellamano Brakeley (who also happens to be my lovely and talented mother).
For more information, check out MECA’s website.
Mollie is another one of my favorite people to photograph! I’ve been photographing her since she was a little tiny baby! I can hardly believe how grown up she looks in these pictures!
Part of why I love working the way I do is that is makes the kids I photograph completely relaxed. Because my studio is entirely portable, we can take the pictures anywhere a parent could want! These were taken in Mollie’s bedroom! It meant that she was completely at ease in an environment she is intimately familiar with. Kids tend to open up and smile so much more easily when they aren’t uncomfortable or scared by a new place.
Of course, it does also mean they are a bit more distractable. This is Mollie showing me her dancing skills. She had the keyboard on the floor set to one of those auto tunes all keyboards seem to come with these days and was literally dancing circles around me!
And here she is hugging her Mumma’s belly. Mumma is going to have a baby any day now!
And of course, since we took these photos the day before Halloween, we had to see the costume. It’s a real cowgirl costume – all the way from Texas (via her aunt)! Personally, I’m a huge fan of the red boots.