Hand Made / by Kevin Voegtlin

It's always an amazing experience to get to photograph craftsmen and their work spaces. To see the tools, the space, the trials and errors and successes that have lead to the products they are producing, is an intimate thing. I love photographing whats around their work–the books and art that they gain inspiration from. Last year I teamed up with The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano to photograph the artisan craftsmen being featured in their Makers Market. In line with TEC's sustainable spirit, all of these people create amazing goods using recycled or reclaimed materials. We spent about four or five days total traveling to the various makers homes and studios, getting to know them and their process and photographing it along the way. Check out theecologycenter.com to learn more about what they do, and find some of these products.