"I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else." --Picasso
Truly. To photograph the dailyness of this artist couple was an honor. Their everyday habits were unfamiliar enough to intrigue me yet familiar enough to comfort me. We all need anchors, even (or most especially) the creative among us.
These anchors are part of how the artists of Meiners&Lee Studios maneuver through life: Leslie's morning ritual of hot tub and meditation; breakfast of toast with homemade jam; Dennis' methodical practice of a combination of "old school" ceramic methods and his own inventive techniques; Friday-the-dog's constant presence.
The dramatic light that filtered through their studios and the provoking beauty of their artistry made these rituals come alive for me. Photographing it all fed my own creative soul.
So thank you, Dennis and Leslie, for welcoming my camera and me in.
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