Lindsay Budner - Elemental Photo and Framing
Lindsay Budner is a photographer, owner of Elemental Framing and gallery manager at Snow Creek Studios in Mount Shasta. Lindsay honed her knowledge of the camera and now uses her artistic instincts and trained eye to capture the subjects of her abstract nature photographs. Visit her Elemental Photo website to view her photography.
Lauri: How did you get interested in the framing business?
Lindsay: I learned how to frame at my family's business in New York. I began working at Images and Details, my mother’s gallery and frame store, when I was 15 years old. After a couple of years of cutting glass and mats, then assembling the finished piece, I was able to assist customers in the selection of mats and frames for their artwork.
Lauri: Why is it important to frame artwork?
Lindsay: The purpose of framing is to protect and preserve the artwork. I believe that the right mat and frame also compliment the artwork. There are usually several frames that will work, but there tends to be one standout frame that really captures the style of the art.
Lauri: Tell me about the environmental business practices in your framing business.
Lindsay: I try to live my life in an environmentally conscious way, so it makes sense that my business practices are, as well. I believe this issue is becoming increasingly important! Most of the wooden frames I use are sourced from sustainably harvested forest. I use mats that are acid free archival boards made from recycled materials. I the majority of products I use are sourced from materials made in America.
Lauri: What’s your favorite thing about sharing a meal with friends and family?
Lindsay: I appreciate when we first sit down at the table. We relax, settle in and then dig in. I like to have all the work done before guest arrive.
Lauri: Do you have a favorite meal at a local restaurant?
Lindsay: I especially love the soups at Cafe Maddalena’s! Chef/owner Brett LaMott creates soup that are usually vegetarian and I'm a vegetrian.
I recently made this Avocado Coleslaw for a BBQ at my house. I wanted to make a healthy version that still had the creamy & crunchy texture. It was delicious and can be used with a variety of different veggies.
½ head Purple Cabbage shredded
½ head Green Cabbage shredded
1 cup shredded carrots
1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled
1 clove of garlic
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ cup lime juice
large pinch of kosher salt
large pinch of pepper
Blend the avocado, garlic, maple syrup, vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth. Place the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl add the dressing, toss well and serve.
Also check out Lindsay's recipe for tzatziki a Greek garlicky, cucumber yogurt sauce.