I met Jerome Love at the Alameda Flea Market. It was closing time and most vendors were packing up their wares. He had some amazing stuff — two of which were these massive silver metal vats for making beer. I know, I know . . . why didn’t I photograph them? It was closing time, it was hot and I was hungry. I am kicking myself because all I have to show for this amazing artist and designer is his business card, which unto itself is a reflection of his artistry. I wish you could feel this thick card stock and deep relief cut letterpress printed by Pickypockets Press in Oakland.
Jerome specializes in lighting design and possesses a deeper understanding for the cultural changes that have allowed for sourcing these industrial relics that are popping up every where, from drafting stools and metal cabinets to refurbished Holophane pendant lights. Watch this video here for the story on Jerome Love created by photographer Matt Beardsley. Beardsley lit the video using an old ship’s light, salvaged and restored by Jerome.
On my next visit to the Alameda Flea, I will photograph those massive vats, I promise! As you would guess, I now follow Jerome Love on Instagram where perhaps they might make an appearance in a new project . . .