Bizarre Bazaar Encounters

May 09, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Absurd Snacks and Awesome Knives: My Encounter with a delicious snack maker and a Talented Artisans at the Richmond Raceway Bizarre Bazaar Event

As a photographer, I love attending events and capturing the unique moments that unfold in front of my camera. I was on assignment for Virginia Business Magazine shooting a small startup company that focuses on natural snack “Absurd Snacks”.

Absurd snacks was started as a class project by two University of Richmond friends. Their snacks are made with simple and clean ingredients, pack a burst of flavor, and are completely free of the top-9 allergens. Check out Grace and Eli’s creation here: Absurd Snacks

CTD_1764-Grace Mittl - CEO of Absurd Snacks 2023-0005CTD_1764-Grace Mittl - CEO of Absurd Snacks 2023-0005Grace Mittl - CEO of Absurd Snacks, photography Virginia Business Magazine, shot at the Bazaar Bazaar at the Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia, May 6, 2023.

After I finished my assignment I strolled through the rows of vendors and one booth in particular caught my attention. It was filled with beautifully crafted knives, each one unique and handmade. I was immediately drawn to the intricate designs and exquisite craftsmanship.

I struck up a conversation with the knife maker behind the booth, and was immediately struck by his passion and dedication to his craft. He eagerly shared his knowledge and experience with me, detailing the intricate process of creating each custom knife.

I was fascinated as he described his selection of materials, and the precision required to shape and hone each blade. I was amazed at the level of skill and artistry involved in the process.

 couldn't help but feel a newfound appreciation for the art of knife making. It was clear that this knife maker was truly a master of his craft, and his passion and dedication shone through in every blade.

One particular knife caught my eye, with its unique blade shape and intricate handle design. It was clear that this knife was a true work of art, and I knew I had to capture its beauty in my photos.

As I said goodbye to the knife maker and thanked him for his time and expertise, I walked away with a new appreciation for the art of knife making. It was clear that this was more than just a hobby or a profession for him - it was a true passion and a labor of love.

If you're interested in the art of knife making or simply appreciate exquisite craftsmanship, I highly recommend checking out this talented artisan. His custom, handmade knives are truly works of art, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to meet him and learn more about his craft. Check out Billy and his knives here: Eleven Knives




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