Pelicans – Seasonal Workers of Star Island // Photography Book

It’s finally here! The book has landed.

Last year, Anna Solo and I decided we would create a photography book about the seasonal workers (nicknamed Pelicans) of Star Island. I am extremely proud of what we put together with the help of illustrator, Elizabeth DeJure Wood, our editors — Matt and Chloe Kanner of PortsmouthNH.com, and the book designer — Matt Ralph of Plainspoke.

Join us for the book release party on Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Brick & Barn Real Estate Group in the West End of Portsmouth, NH. Thank you to Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza and Craft Beer for donating pizza for our party!!! πŸ•

A limited number of books will be available for sale at the release party. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book go to Star Island Corp.

Brick & Barn Real Estate Group, Portsmouth, NH

Click the screenshot below to read the full press release. ⬇️

Below is a sneak peek of the photos included in the book. πŸ“Έ
Click below to view the full images in a slideshow.

UPDATE: OUR BOOK WAS FEATURED ON NH CHRONICLE!

Dumpster Diving

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Illustration by Genna DeGroot, Creative Director at PLAN: Post-Landfill Action Network

I went on my first dumpster dive the other day. Now that I’ve done it, I think everyone should experience it. Nothing compares to being inside a dumpster and seeing first hand what people throw out. To learn more read my blog post over on The Sound.

 

6th Annual Clothing Swap [VIDEO]

For the last few years, My friend Kirsten and I have been making little videos to help promote the swap. We are self-taught hacks (obvi), but we love the creative challenge of creating a video. This year’s video was directly inspired by Daria Werbowy for Equipment Spring 2015. Hope y’all like it.

Below is a link to the Facebook event page for the swap. Join the event and invite your friends! The swap is a super fun community event and a great opportunity to find a fabulous addition to your wardrobe, but please remember this is a clothes drive for Goodwill. #GiveMoreThanYouGet

Speaking of hashtags — There is one more week until the Swap. Why not share what you are bringing to the swap on social media with the hashtag #PortSwap. Then after the swap share what you got at the swap. I know, right. #sofun

6th Annual Women’s (and Men’s!) Clothing Swap
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Portsmouth Public Library
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-427-1540

I founded the swap in 2009 but since then I’ve switched to working part-time. I am no longer the person that actually organizes the swap. I am more like a retired chairman on the board. The swap is now run by the uber-talented Stacia Oparowski and the promotion is handled by Laura Horwood-Benton.

Hope to see you at the Swap! xo jam