vscofilm Archives - Clark Creative Photography & Design
Portfolio About Us Contact

Hamilton Wayzgoose January 22, 2014

Here in Wisconsin we have a real gem “hidden” in Two Rivers. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type.They host a yearly gathering called a Wayzgoose and Jessica and I were lucky enough to attend this past year.

To me, a completely new experience. Something about that building… the people… the sights, sounds and smells. Something old school and something I needed. We broke out in to workshops throughout the day, learning about various things such as impression, understanding rules so you can break them, documenting your process and cutting your own wood type with a pantograph. I spent the day in awe – taking it all in. After all, I knew nothing about any of this. Listening so intently to these artists with such a passion for keeping wood type and letterpress alive. Perhaps most of all, I learned what it means to be dedicated. I learned what it means to respect a craft.

In the end it’s a clunky technology, letterpress. It’s rollers and ink – spindles and gears – metal and wood – accuracy and precision – time consuming and thought provoking – creative and destructive – it’s physical and challenging… and it’s made with your hands. A thank you goes out to the good people hosting the 2013 Wayzgoose – you reinforced within me that print is beautiful and is alive and well.

Hamilton Wayzgoose

No Comments on Hamilton Wayzgoose

The Rave / Eagles Ballroom Wedding November 21, 2013

When Mark & Marki contacted us about photographing their wedding at The Rave / Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, we couldn’t help but reminisce on all of the concerts we’ve attended there over the years. This historic Milwaukee landmark is incredible and we were so excited to be able to photograph a wedding there. Originally a ballroom, it has hosted everything from boxing matches to concerts to ethnic dances. There is a second floor, with a row of balconies around the oval, from one side of the stage to the other. Staying with the music theme they used their favorite albums for centerpieces and kicked the party off with a live band, Dead Horses. From the hand made wild flower bouquets to the handsome ring bearer it really was a day to remember. Congrats you two, thanks for having us out!

Also, this wedding was recently featured over at Hi-Fi Weddings. Be sure to check them out for some serious music inspiration for your big day!

Milwaukee Rave Eagles Ballroom Wedding

No Comments on The Rave / Eagles Ballroom Wedding

Natalie // 2014 Senior October 23, 2013

If you’ve been following along with us for any amount of time you may remember that we introduced Natalie as our very first intern earlier this year. We had a great time working with her this summer and in particular making her senior photos. We spent some time exploring the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, on a quest for great light. I would say we had some success.

2014 High School Senior Retzer Nature Center

No Comments on Natalie // 2014 Senior