Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.
— Claude Monet—.
No, not the band, but Paper cutoutsArt Photography Used: paper/foam/thread/pins and another old ad. size:18x22x3,5cm . .
.Something else. . . The Cat seems to be working on other details
.And then this one . . . Found this old image while looking for tape. It’s from a trip to Guatemala, so adorable. . .
.that’s all Thanks for dropping by . .
New Art Photography from my series Ready to Wear / Work in Progress. Below some info on how this is done
I use old advertisements that I find usefull. I search for them in a pile of very old Vogues, back from the days when I was still working as a stylist for some Dutch fashion magazines. I guess once a stylist always a stylist but in my case: Never a Fashion Victim!How it works: I take the paper with the cutout in one hand and have the camera in the other. Because I cannot see what I am doing, the outcome is always a surprise. I sort of go into the image itself. It’s a kind of theatre play. Mammah once told me to take acting lessons…Nice idea, and in this case I finally am, by using these skills in my images. The flashlight is visible on almost every image. This is the signature for me that everything is being made by hand. I could retouch them in photoshop but I have chosen not to. Retouching would brake the spell and the magic would disappear. Note: Image No1 had to be taken in a different way, it became to acrobatic; hands,camera and a pair of gorgeous legs… So I glued the ad on a piece of foam and hereby made both hands useful.
As so many people bought a tree to look at during xmas time and then in the new year throw them outside to be picked up by the garbage men or let nature take over. I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at this strange habit.
I made a reportage of some of the abandoned trees I found lying around (so many) in the area where I live. Most of the time I used double exposure.
With in my mind a question saying:
Why do people want to have a tree in their home and slowly watch it dying? What is the purpose behind such a thing. Do they not realize the time and beauty it takes for a tree to grow? Why would you let it be chopped down, look at it for a month, and then throw it away? It just does not make any sense to me.
Here are some of the images I made
Notice: A garbage man drives by on the main road. In the street around the corner, 2 min.later, I find a sign saying: Don’t leave your tree lying around. And mind you,it also says: if you return a ‘used’ tree, you can even win a prize.
Notice: woman catching a tree, hanging on a wire coming from a third floor window and putting it with the trash outside