Our Work Old

Personal Histories

Our compelling narratives and evocative photographs capture our clients’ life stories in a way no one else can. With a high degree of professionalism we weave together the threads of our clients’ lives to create exceptional heirloom memoirs that can be passed proudly to future generations. Richly illustrated and deeply researched — our last project included a fact-finding mission to Italy, the ancestral home of our client — our books showcase the joys and struggles of our subjects’ varied lives.

Flip through excerpts from Giovanna Bueti: A Life, a 240-page tribute to an Italian-American immigrant and her family. The 8 x 10 inch hardcover is printed on premium paper and features original and archival photographs. (The Story Project zealously guards the privacy of its clients. This book excerpt is presented with the express permission of the Bueti family.)

A companion volume to Giovanna Bueti: A Life, in which The Story Project uncovered previously unknown information about the family.

short takes

We like to think of our Short Takes as a brief encounter with a subject. Short but not insubstantial, these are among our favorite projects. Short Takes run the gamut from milestone birthdays, to retirement tributes, to graduation gifts and much, much more. Below is a sample of our work, a 48-page chronicle of a young couple’s love story, created to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The book, designed in-house at The Story Project, includes original photos and archival material. 

True North: A Love Story In Five Maps recounts a couple’s courtship through their travels and adventures.

Treasured Properties

At The Story Project we aim to capture the spirit of a property. We recognize that the memories we cherish most are often made in the places closest to our hearts: the lake house with its log rafters and smell of wet woods; the weathered island cottage built and rebuilt by generations; a venerable old house that brings the family together year in and year out. Indeed, it is our clients’ emotional connection with the property that dictates our approach. Yes, we research a building’s history and design, study relevant archival material and even interview the architect when possible, but blueprints are just a starting point. We believe it’s how the owners connect with the space around them that reveals the true character of a house.

Every property and its story is different. Above is a sample of our approach to documenting a historic building: a concept book focusing on a Palladian villa in the Italian Veneto. We hope this brief viewbook gives you an idea of how we might collaborate on your project.

Collections

The co-founders of The Story Project have deep experience in writing about and photographing art. Our work on art has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Art & Antiques magazine and Narratively.com, among other media outlets. Our photographs have appeared in museum and gallery monographs and catalogs. Together, our combined experience guarantees that The Story Project will more than do justice to your collection, whether it contains objects d’art, antique cars or vintage baseball cards.

Please visit stanleyrosenceramics.com for an example of The Story Project’s art documentation.

other work

Our collaborative work has taken us to the north of England to report on Brexit; the Tower of London, where we profiled the Chief Beefeater; and a small New York town struggling to overcome a water contamination crisis. Recent individual projects include coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Story Project brings the same seriousness of purpose, focus on research and photographic artistry to the books our clients commission.