Sometimes it feels like the world is so small and that everyone in the creative world is connected and knows someone you know. I had one of these moments when I got asked to do an assignment for the New York Times sports section. Yes, the sports section....as you know, I work for the food section of the Times and never have I ever photographed anything sports related! They needed someone, extremely last minute, to drive out to Middletown, NY and photograph prints and letters from a scrapbook that Celeste Van Fleet had. Celeste's late husband once took a photograph that went viral (you can read about it here) and she kept a scrapbook about it with letters and photos. To make a long story short, the location that the photo was taken at (a private school) was down the road from where I went to photography school and I had stumbled across it while I was attending. It's such a small town that it was quite shocking for Celeste to know that I was familiar with the school and had been there. And it was quite shocking for me as well! While I was visiting with Celeste, her granddaughter, Becca Van Fleet, came up in conversation. Becca and her husband own the company Two Potters, whose work I had stumbled across once on the internet. I immediately emailed Becca to introduce myself and told her I was planning a trip up to Vermont and would love to photograph their work. We spent the day chatting, eating and Becca watched as I styled and shot...what more could you ask for? It was so much fun! And I'm really excited to share the photos. I think their work is just magnificently beautiful!