Political | Website, content, photo

Creating this website was particularly interesting and fun. I shot the cover photo, and I’m not a photographer by any stretch, and in doing this realized how tricky it is to focus and get a shot just so while you’re in a boat that’s constantly moving sideways and bobbing in the water. I also worked with Stephanie on the content and message, and just generally had a blast sinking my teeth into the strange world of political campaigns. Needless to say, she has my vote and I hope she wins!

Stephanie Welch for First District City Council

Writing: Ekornes

Handcrafted Character

Sankofa is a West African word from the Akan language that means “reach back to get it”. It also refers to a symbol: a bird looking over its back grabbing an egg with its beak. In Charleston, SC, you can find this image on tombstones. One cemetery has the symbol mounted to a wall with a plaque translating Sankofa to mean: “Looking to your past in order to move forward.”

Carline, a woman visiting this historic area, saw the symbol and was instantly hooked. She said that after seeing it she spent weeks looking obsessively for some rendition of the symbol. Finally, she found just what she was looking for on Etsy; A small, wooden Sankofa.

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Writing: Ekornes Blog

Build it and They Will Come

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron

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Building a Home of Memories

Written for Ekornes/Stressless

The word “home” has a strange power. It conjures an emotional response by bringing to mind feelings of safety, comfort and familiarity.
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