I have known Michael Mellon for a good number of years now. We met at a dog park, our dogs loved each other, and as chance would have it he needed a wedding photographer. His dog, Monk, is one of my favorite dogs – sensitive, silky, and full of energy. While I was photographing Michael’s wedding in Chico, my house in West Oakland was burning. That was a while ago.
I have bumped into Michael here and there over the years. He is a woodworker (cabinets and furniture), and I keep meaning to go over to his shop and take some pictures. Finally, last week, I got over there for a last minute drop in. This is part one of what I hope will be a project that shows local craftspeople, their work spaces, and their creative process. I plan to return to his shop and do some portraits and shots of his finished work. You can check out some of his work through his FB Page.