One of the purest delights in life is discovering kindred spirits. For us, Jen Cheung and Steven Nilsson certainly fit in that category! Not only are they individuals of great personal warmth and integrity, but they're also greatly talented. We started this Akogare project as a way to share the wealth of creativity we saw among an ever-widening circle of friends. Chief among those creative sources are Steve and Jen. We are grateful to them for their generosity supporting Akogare during photo shoot after photo shoot - all while maintaining their day jobs as lifestyle and portrait photographers for a multitude of high-end design and commercial projects.
In her free time - ha, where does she find it - Jen has been exploring the aesthetic possibilities of ceramics. Her work with stoneware and porcelain can be found in the shop. It's been a pleasure watching her work evolve, as she explores contrasting texture, glaze effects, brush strokes, and more to achieve a range of aesthetic outcomes.