Through the process of creating 63 shirts this past year, I attracted some attention from a Columbus paper, the Columbus Alive. Jesse Tigges called me up and ask me to come in for an interview and photo shoot. I was honored to receive the call and was grateful for the opportunity to share my story with a broader audience.
I parked my car and entered the Columbus Dispatch building with a box of my shirts and a torso I snagged years ago when I worked as a visual merchandiser. Jesse met me at the door and took me downstairs to the studio where I met Meghan, Columbus Alive's photographer. As she set up scenes with my shirts, Jesse started the interview. Once the interview was finished, Meghan took some shots of me with the shirts. For the final shot she asked me to put on as many shirts as I could. I should have said no immediately, but for some reason I did it. Naturally, that was the one photo they used for the article in the paper. I was able to put on 9 shirts, which made me look like I weighed 300lbs. Thankfully they used a better picture for the online article.
Needless to say, the experience was pretty fun. Thanks to the article I had a large boost in web traffic to both my website and my online store.
Here is a link to the article from the Columbus Alive. Thanks again to Jesse and Meghan for featuring me.