Studio & Product Suite of Photos featuring Jamien St. Pierre

About Jamien — Based on Mount Desert Island (MDI), in the midst of the rugged Maine Coast, Jamien St. Pierre works primarily with wood to make custom heirloom furniture, architectural components, and unique details. From dining sets and patio furniture to kitchen cabinets, custom doors, and light fixtures, he specializes in creating a collaborative understanding of what is wanted and needed from each project – before he begins to offer solutions and designs. The end results of the conversation are more functional, beautiful, and lasting.

Why a photoshoot? — “Solo workshop life can be an ascetic affair – which is great if you like that sort of thing. It also makes connecting to people who are interested in my work tricky. Personally, I’ve lost interest in the surficial presentation of snippets from that life. But, it is infinitely harder to capture the ethos of the work when I’m in full production on a deadline, or deep into the design details of a complex project. Michael Wilson manages to gracefully capture portraits of the deeper processes lurking within the tangible results everyone can see and touch. He and I spent a day in my workspace, and his talent is to offer a window into those moments for everyone who isn’t deeply involved in the process; to show the thought, value, and dedication that goes into creating work with meaning.”

Content Creator: Michael D. Wilson
Driven almost entirely by curiosity Michael D Wilson wants nothing more than to connect with people and show what it is that makes them unique individuals. Michael is passionate about photography, and is forever in search of people that are equally as passionate about their lives and work. He always says “The best part about photography is an excuse to meet new people and learn something from them.” After a half decade of assisting photographer, Martin Schoeller, Michael and his partner settled in Maine. Maine and New England provide endless opportunities for interesting and inspiring assignments as well as potential personal projects.

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