A story in a small print shop in Providence, Rhode Island

Ok, ok, I know this is old stuff but I was looking through some of my archives and I noticed that this material has just been hiding in my computer, unused. I think I had posted one image from the photo-story on my blog – not really sure why but I’m thinking that two years is long enough to be waiting?

This story began when I met Colleen Ellse, an incredibly talented print maker, at an open-air market in the South End in Boston. I had been wanting to shoot a little photo-story about someone creative, someone who worked with her hands and did something meaningful. She was so friendly and after speaking online we arranged to meet at a print shop in Rhode Island  (a non-profit community art collective called AS220) so she could show me her craft. A few weeks later I hopped on an early train from Boston and headed on my way to Providence on a beautiful fall day. Here is what came of that.

I love that Colleen uses this really old Vandercook press that weighs a ton. It’s all sweetly nostalgic. You can now find Colleen’s work at Letter & Lark, her own print studio.

Colleen Ellse, a desginer and letterpress artist, creates holiday gift tags.

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Colleen Ellse, a desginer and letterpress artist, creates holiday gift tags.

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