Wild and Free by Corina Brown.
I spotted Corina’s photographs on the tumblr Love and Light
and tracked the images back to her label, Wild & Free. What an absolutely gorgeous collection (and all available on her Etsy store here
It’s lovely being in contact with other designers, (one of the best things about having a blog actually!) and I asked her to tell us a bit about her label and her creative process:
Tell us how you create the beautiful photo shoots for your label?
Besides making jewelry, photography is one of my main passions. I’m still learning so a lot of the photo shoots I’ve done have been trial and error at this point. When I organize photo shoots with friends as models I have a lot more options to work with as far as camera gear goes. When I’m photographing others I always use a reflector and try to shoot around sunset for the best lighting. This way the model is lit from the front and the back, which creates a surreal look that I’ve fallen in love with. When I do photo shoots with myself I don’t have anyone to hold a reflector so I end up using the flash a lot and of course a tripod. This is a lot more time consuming but it works perfectly if I have a certain idea I want to capture in the image.
Then, of course, there is the editing I use to get that vintage effect for my photos. I experiment a lot with texture in Photoshop but also use other software on my iPhone or browser editing sites to help create a unified look when I don’t have a lot of time to experiment with Photoshop.
Who would you love to see in your designs?
I think If I saw my designs styled in a Free People photo shoot for one of their catalogs I would die. That is definitely my ultimate dream. Or if I saw the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs wearing some of my jewelry, I think she has killer style and I would be so excited to see that happen.
What’s your fave thing in your wardrobe?
I think my favorite thing in my wardrobe right now are these vintage pair of boots I just reconstructed. They’re inspired by Free People’s Luxury Jones Boot but I decided to add feathers and a beaded headband to make them more my style. I wore them to work the other day and got so many complements! It was really exciting and it felt good to say I made them when people asked where they were from. I’m hoping I inspired a few other people to try and make them as well.
You can check out the Wild & Free facebook page here
, and Etsy store here