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Matthew Shapoff

Alumni, Class of 2000

Founder - Handmade On Peconic bay

Handmade On Peconic Bay is an eco-conscious design lab dedicated to creative experimentation, mixing 19th century printmaking techniques with 21st century digital design. Inspired by natural curiosities, we create modern photographic prints, handmade paper goods and accessories with a vintage look and feel.

The initial concept of the company was based on my earlier work in photography at NYU’s Tisch, and my ITP thesis on the use of historic photographic processes with imaging ranging from contact prints, film, digital cameras and virtual worlds. Handmade On Peconic Bay wholesales and retails, under the management of my wife Cynthia Rybakoff, to venues ranging from galleries, shops, online stores and fine arts & crafts shows.