Threads of Peru Co-Founder and frequent blog author, Ariana Svenson models a poncho
The process of getting weavings from the mountains of Peru to the international marketplace is a varied and interesting one, with many steps.
Once Threads of Peru has finished with the capacitacion and evaluation of the women's weavings, they purchase the weaving. In Cusco, it gets washed and added to an inventory. Then, we need photos of that weaving to be able to list it on ebay, plus have a record of what that weaving looked like.
Threads of Peru head to the mountains with a camera and willing volunteers to act as models. We think we have done ok so far - after all we are not professional photographers and certainly not models! We are, however looking for professional photographers to help us in this task - see our idealist listing http://www.idealist.org/view/volop/kM4kP58XMk5P
We are also looking for professional models to volunteer - so if you are a model that has a folio and has been working in the field and can add some real "pizzaz" to our product shots, we would love to hear from you, and whether you would be able to give up a day of your holiday to do some modelling in Cusco! (We are looking for male and female models, and all sizes and ages!)