63: michele graham


michele graham
photographer + mixologist

Michele Graham grew up on the border of upstate New York and Vermont but has spent most of her adult life on the West Coast. She has been a paint maker’s apprentice, cheesemonger, graphic designer, and a tiny roadside cafe owner in Baja California. Michele works at an arts non-profit in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and young daughter. She also creates and mixes drinks at small events and gatherings. She loves food anthropology, cocktails, gardening, photography, knitting, and taking walks.

Find Michele at cider & rye. She also posts way too many photos on Instagram.

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60: lisa congdon

lisa congdon
illustrator + artist

Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco-based illustrator and fine artist. Raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her colorful paintings, collages and drawings. She is also the author of A Collection a Day, which was spawned from a 2010 creative endeavor. Lisa and her work have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Dwell, The San Francisco Chronicle and 7×7 Magazine. She lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10 pound chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. She works at her light-filled studio several blocks from her home. She’s an avid cyclist, swimmer and vegan. Lisa is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio.

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59: jennifer judd-mcgee

jennifer judd-mcgee
artist

jennifer judd-mcgee lives and works on mount desert island in maine. mixed media and illustration are her favorite mediums, and she draws her inspiration from her coastal maine surroundings. she has shown her work in galleries across the country and is represented for licensing and illustration by lilla rogers studio. please visit her blog or her etsy shop for more information.

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58: jen altman

jen altman
photographer

Jen Altman is a photographer, writer, and editor. Her work has been exhibited throughout North America and is held in private collections across the globe; her photography can be seen in publications by Chronicle Books, Somerset Studio, Small magazine and online at Oprah magazine and Epicurious.com. She recently shot and styled Super Charged Smoothies for Chronicle Books and is currently writing Instant Love: How to Make Magic & Memories with Polaroids for Chronicle to be published in Spring 2012.

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56: heidi swanson

heidi swanson
photographer

Writing a bio is always hard for me. I cook. I take pictures. I like to travel and write and share with people. I tend to work on long-term projects like cookbooks and my website. Somehow it all comes together into my day to day life. I live in San Francisco, but like to get out and see more of the world I live in as often as possible.

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55: meredith winn


meredith winn
photographer + writer

Meredith Winn is a photographer and writer. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, but spends a big majority of her time daydreaming of the coast. Meredith is a Shutter Sister and a contributing photographer for Getty Images. You can check out her photography website for more images. She is a somewhat elusive (and sporadic) blogger found at the~spirit~of~the~river. Meredith drinks chai tea, parents mindfully, embraces this human existence, and will always be a camera shy momma.

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