When I start working on a textile or garment, or a new collection-- I often initially think of somehow combining "opposites" in the work. Dark/light, positive/negative, cool/warm, etc. Would this more structured blouse/jacket/ skirt look good with a loose, painterly print? Would this pristine piece of cotton look more interesting if I dyed it to look like it was dirty or stained? Is this a lighthearted collection in feel, or something more melancholy? Can I somehow make something fun and introspective? When I am stuck creatively, asking these questions helps get me started working.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I did not plan or expect to take these pictures today. As I was dyeing fabric, in my dye studio, which is my back yard, I was thinking about photography, and inspiration, (recent photographs by Kate, and Lauren, and Claire).
I love being able to work outside year 'round, and will take care of the garden while I wait for fabric to dry.
As I was waiting for a textile to dry today, I picked a lime blossom, a banana leaf, and a blood orange that had cracked and had fallen to the ground, and played around, documenting the results.
Posted by Jennifer at 1:30 PM
Monday, January 6, 2014
All photographs by Megan McIsaac, Model: Amelia Rose Barlow. Clothing ERMIE. Jewelry by wenvrsleep, other accessories: model's own.
Photographer Megan McIsaac and I collaborated on a short photo editorial for submission to Synonym Journal, #3, Cliffhanger.
One of the photographs from this series, was chosen for the centerfold! Take a look here, and to purchase the Journal- it's full of wonderful contributors such as Claire Cottrell, & Shin Okuda.
The images above, while not making it into the Journal itself, are some of my alternative favorite captures from the shoot. Enjoy.
Many thanks: Megan, Amelia, Amelia Giller and Leigh Patterson!
Posted by Jennifer at 5:22 PM