Good photography doesn't just simply capture an image; it tells a story, shares a feeling; and can give you a glimpse of beauty, sorrow and hope.
Which is why Rustica Gift & Pottery is humbled and proud to have two of the Pacific Northwest region's finest photographers lend a hand, and their lens, to the visual storytelling behind two important missions here at Rustica Gift & Pottery.
We are happy to introduce you to them, and invite you to visit their websites and learn more about how they see the world through the lens of their cameras:
Teri's company, BLT Productions, is focused on creating photography, managing events and promoting music for a cause; delivering social impact through the creative venture is where her heart and soul live. Her photo journalism has taken her to Rwanda, Burundi, New York, and through the clubs and corners of Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Teri has agreed to share her expertise as Rustica's "storyteller through a lens" because she believes in the importance of preserving heritage crafts and the culture of a community.
Capturing the hand-crafted beauty of Talavera and Mayolica Pottery so this craftsmanship and legacy will continue to is a mission she is happy to support, and we are fortunate to have her help.To see more of her work, and the causes she supports, please visit: BLT Productions
When you've traveled the globe, capturing photography for the world's leading Fortune 500 companies, it would be easy to get complacent, or to simply enjoy the fruits of your hard work.
That would not be, Max Davis, however; founder of Max Davis Company, a graphic design, branding, marketing, photography and storytelling agency.
Max generously lent his time, talent and world-class photography skills to the monumental project of capturing the mission, heart, soul and hope of IPODERAC, the not-for-profit organization which helps the homeless children of Puebla, Mexico's Talavera-producing capital, have a safe place to live, chance to get an education, learn a skill, and most importantly, feel loved.
Max visited the IPODERAC compound just outside of Puebla and produced an incredible visual story of the children and the resilience and hope they bring to their life they've built with the dedicated IPODERAC team.
Max was happy to see this organization have what he calls "digital assets" to help tell their story.
We're thinking the term "digital assets" just doesn't do justice.
We say he's created a collection of photos to make you smile, shed a tear, be inspired, and hopefully, feel the call to action to help this 50 year-old organization continue their story of success for Puebla's needy street children.