As the founder of Summerfield, a purveyor of authentic handmade goods, I have always been captivated by the beauty of craftsmanship and the allure of nostalgia. I invite you on a journey where the art of film photography intertwines with the essence of our brand, exploring the timeless connection between handmade authenticity and the realism captured by photography. In this on-going blog series I will be releasing batches of my favorite photos. I wanted to start by showing my favorites captured by my little brother, Xavier Bessey, who inspires me to be more creative and to explore more and more of what photography can offer to the brand and my personal journey.
At the core of our brand, Summerfield, lies a commitment to preserving the art of handmade craftsmanship. By honoring traditional techniques and using quality materials, our brand encapsulates the authenticity that resonates with those who appreciate the value of slow, intentional production. Our decision to incorporate photography into our brand narrative is a deliberate one. By embracing the unpredictability and authenticity of film, we seek to echo the same values that underpin our handmade goods.
My brother lived with me in Houston for a short time during the weird year of 2020 but it was still memorable in many ways. I was able to learn first hand about the process of film photography. I had him teach me how him developed his film in his room. I watched him bike around Houston and see things I never thought to look at. Being close to him has changed my perspective on life.
These are shots from Xavier in Houston for the first part of this series.
In a world that often favors the mass-produced and disposable, let us cherish the art of handmade goods and the irreplaceable charm of film photography. Through the lens of nostalgia, we can uncover a deeper appreciation for the genuine, the timeless, and the enduring.