Jay Lois of Tinman Provisions. You know when you come across someone more than once and each time in a way you’re drawn to them? You feel like you should talk to them? That was how it was when I started frequenting Happy Coffee in Denver. Jay was a barista there and besides pulling seriously good espresso I started seeing him pop up on friends instagram feeds and whatnot. I caught on to the fact that the dude seemed to be making items out of textile and leather. This intrigued me a bit further and finally we connect with a handshake and some lunch. Soon after I realized I wanted Jay to be a part of a small project I’m working on of photographing local artists/craftsmen(women) who are pouring themselves into what they love.
So I spent an afternoon in his shop while he started on a selvedge denim shop apron for myself in fact. It’s great to see the process of something being made… sketches to rough cuts to finishing details. Ideas coming to completion seem to only birth new ideas and lead into more experiences, more journeys. I love that.
So here are some photos from that time spent with Jay, who graciously taught me some of his crafty ways.
Mamiya RZ67proii Kodak Portra160 – Polaroid 195 w/ID-UV & FujiFilm FP3000b – 5dmkiii – Film processing done by Indie Film Lab