I am thrilled to be featured on the cover of the June/July 2017 issue of American Craft Magazine!! It is an issue about community and play, so my Win or Lose installation seemed like a fun, graphic choice for the cover. The 8-page article, by Diane Daniel, features lots of great photos of my work and gives the readers some insight to my inspiration and process.
It involved two photo shoots: one on a photography set for the cover of the magazine, and one in my studio for the feature article.
I was especially nervous for the cover shoot, because I'm not used to being all dolled up and formally photographed. But luckily my good friend Talisman Brolin was behind the camera, so I knew I would be in good hands because she has photographed my work for over a decade.
The photo shoot in my studio was a lot more relaxed, since I basically just got a little work done while Tally and her assistant shot around me. I was super happy with the photo the editors chose for the main spread. It showcased the pegboard wall with all my tools that I installed only a year ago, an old Guerrilla Girls poster, my dad's old toolbox that says "Dr. Randy Puno, Spine Service" in my mom's handwriting, and the stick figure surge protector that Tally gave me one year for Christmas.
Here are some other photos from the feature shoot that didn't make it into the article:
And here's a preview of the final print layout, but you can visit the Craft Council website for the full article!