Monday, September 22, 2008


Inspirations is a regular feature that includes two photographs selected by one member of the Photographers of Etsy. The first photo is from that team member's personal collection, with some insight into the specific motivation behind it. The second is from another teammate, with some thoughts on why that image is particularly exciting to them.

Title: Sunroom (transfer)
Artist and shop name: Hilary Hitchcock, of curioush

On describing what inspired her to take this photograph, Hilary says:

This photo is a Polaroid transfer of one I shot several years ago, when I lived in my old apartment. I recall lazing around on one sofa with my camera, noticing how pretty the light was that was falling on my friends across the room. I still miss that room. Babies have since been born, etc., so get-togethers are less frequent. Even though this was only a few years ago, it still gives me a bit of nostalgia for a time that seems to have passed us all by. The Polaroid transfer process is super fun and I recommend you try it if you can get your hands on some Polaroid film before it all disappears!

Title: Super Fries
Shop name: Tiffany Teske

On why this image inspires her, Hilary says:

This photo is one of my favorites of Tiffany’s, although pretty much anything she does is spectacular. I had done a few Polaroid transfers before I encountered her work, but she has definitely inspired me to think differently about the possibilities of this medium. I just adore Super Fries. It’s so familiar, even though I don’t think I’ve ever seen a truck selling fries! But it’s every truck from childhood – the ice cream trucks, the man who used to drive down the alley when I was a kid, selling vegetables and fruit and candy. I love the soft muted colors. And with its timeless feel it’s just perfect for the Polaroid transfer process.

Inspirations is compiled by Hannah Verbeuren. Hannah is a trained photographer who resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband Dirk and their motley crüe of cats. Her passion for photography reared its head when documenting live bands, skateboarding and parties became more than just social gatherings but also the means to an image. Currently, she works in the music industry (writing, peddling and organizing) and takes photos wherever she may roam. See Hannah's photography collection at her shop and website, and say hello to her on her blog.

Please contact Hannah if you would like to participate in a future Inspirations feature.


Katie said...

I love your inspirations post. What a great idea!

Found it through PoE Promo thread on Etsy.


Hannah Verbeuren said...

Thank you so much Katie!