This is my husband, Couper. He is both conveniently a handsome red-head and gracefully willing to let me photograph him all the time. Though he would tell you, he doesn’t mind it...
It’s appropriate that this blog would finally be seen by the world near his birthday because Letters + Light wouldn’t be the case without his encouragement and support, notably at times I felt too small or too young to make this endeavor real. On that same note- it’s real! And I am glad to announce to you the grand opening of the new website and blog debuting the work of me, Lindsay Cox, of Letters + Light. As I was preparing to release my small business publicly, I was thinking how I would welcome it, and you, to each other.
I believe it’s important to explain some of the whys. Why Letters + Light? This is a name that developed over some long months, as I anxiously pursued the perfect name for my re-brand and more established business.
Letters represents the graphic design side, heavy in hand-lettering and thought out fine art composition. I see each work on paper as something to be treasured- I often use inks and brushes, paints and pens, to execute what I believe is an ephemeral, beautiful piece of art. You'll see a good variety of what I have designed and lettered: invitation suites, brand identity and collateral, posters, postcards, and I am grateful to say the list continues. I enjoy the involved process of creating something with high value- well thought out and well executed.
Light represents the photography side- where my love for this medium grows with another project. I favor natural light and reach for those in-the-moment shots. The honesty that photography can capture is one facet that draws me in for more. Just can’t stop!
I have found that working with both photography and design simultaneously has sharpened my eye and technique for both, and has allowed me to learn and hone in on aesthetics I love. Joining the two was not something I initially planned. I first thought it would be sort of a struggle to manage. But thankfully, I didn’t seem to have a choice! I moved to Athens, Georgia and had consistent business with the two. Having balanced these main focuses together seriously for a considerable time has taught me valuable lessons of design + photography.
As for this blog- I hope to keep it rolling as a preview into the goings-on of Letters + Light. I see it as a way to hopefully inspire and allow you to keep up with my work. I really enjoy writing as well, and although that is not the feature- talking about my heart and thought behind a project is something a viewer should know to see the complete work.
Why else? Why else. Because I love being immersed into artistic culture. Because I can’t get enough, and I realized the effort to be an entrepreneur is well worth dedicating yourself to when you love it and believe in it, no matter how vulnerable you feel or how much you have to learn.
Lastly, you need to know I appreciate you- someone who would take an interest in knowing my little pocket of life and why I do what I do. It is you, God, Couper, my family and friends that let me ride this particular train. If you’d like to work with me on a project, or have questions- please reach out!