What I’m Liking This Week: Tal Shpantzer Photography
One thing that I love about trends is their cyclical nature. When I first started covering stationery in the late 1990s, cards featuring photography were omnicient, but their presence steadily dwindled as letterpress took its hold.
Now I’m seeing a resurgence of the category, but gone (thankfully!) are the photographs of disgustingly cute children, puppies and kittens. Instead, we have distinctive, compelling viewpoints like Modern Lore and, a more recent discovery of mine, Tal Shpantzer.
The New York-based photographer has a client list that reads like a who’s who of cool, including HBO, MTV, NBC, Harper’s Bazaar and Walt Disney Signature, to name just a few. Tal’s inspiration is the relationship between natural forms that underlies the essential inter-connectivity of all beings — a concept articulated again and again in her vibrant blog.
Tal’s Petal Cards stem from her Petal Series portraits of women and flowers.