I spent 5 years creating these images with custom clothes knitted by an amazing knitter, Nina Dodd.

The project began when she showed me a sweater based on the seat covers of Brighton buses. This seemed too good an opportunity to miss, so we found an eye-catching model and photographed him on a bus.

I was so pleased with the result that I came up with more ideas for camouflaged jumpers, and the series developed.

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Tom And Dre, 2019

Tom And Dre, 2019

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Miss Cris 2 months ago

This is the one that really make the impression of some filter on the pic. We can see those wonderful knitting paterns but the coulours match perfectly, which is extremely difficult because the blue of the sea changes every minute. The composition, the colours and the full pic are beautiful and smart.

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Each of these pictures has taken me several days or weeks to research and plan, and Nina has spent weeks and sometimes months knitting for each one. I have generally begun with an idea: ‘Could I photograph someone blending into a cliff edge?’ Then I go looking for the perfect location.

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Mady And Monette Malroux, 2015

Mady And Monette Malroux, 2015

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Magpie 2 months ago

Almost missed the handbag. Is that knitted as well ?

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The locations have to be eye-catching but simple enough to be able to be knitted. They also have to be places that aren’t going to change too fast, as the knitting takes a few weeks. It would have been terrible to prepare a sweater and then not be able to shoot because the location has been demolished.

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Jimmy, 2014

Jimmy, 2014

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Chewie Baron 2 months ago

Jimmy is hot!

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Once I’ve found the location, I photograph someone standing where I would like the model to be in the final picture. I draw over this scouting photograph and annotate the picture with different colours and patterns so Nina can plan how to knit. Often there are 10 or 12 different shades of yarn in a single picture, and up to 24 balls of wool at any one time for the more complicated designs.

After 5 years and over a thousand hours of knitting, the project has now been published in book form by Hoxton Mini Press.

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Rumi And Scarlet, 2019

Rumi And Scarlet, 2019

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bianca 2 months ago

holy shit i didnt even realize the vinyl and the bottle's lid

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Monsieur Chat, 2017

Monsieur Chat, 2017

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joe 2 months ago

Really need someone to be holding that ladder!

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Venus, 2015

Venus, 2015

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Mimi 2 months ago

Da ist was im Busch!

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Calum, 2017

Calum, 2017

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Elly Clifton 2 months ago

Knitted pants?? It's the 70's all over again

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Lo, Beachy Head, 2018

Lo, Beachy Head, 2018

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Natalia Pilitsidi 2 months ago

lovely

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Malik, 2016

Malik, 2016

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Russian Otaku 2 months ago

Now this would actually look alright by itself

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Chris, 2019

Chris, 2019

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N G 2 months ago

He'll not be laughing when the bull sees him

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Fimber Bravo, 2018

Fimber Bravo, 2018

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Marlene Ricker 2 months ago

Wow! There is a lot of detail in this one.

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Fruit Fraud, 2019

Fruit Fraud, 2019

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Jenn Unicorn Popping 2 months ago (edited)

Bananaflage!

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

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Marlene Ricker 2 months ago

She could be a branch on a tree. Well done! And a cute girl.

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Knitting Track

Knitting Track

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Annie Hu 2 months ago

That track is pretty though

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Black Phoenix, 2019

Black Phoenix, 2019

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Magpie 2 months ago

Impressive knitting skills!!!!

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Nina, 2018

Nina, 2018

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NgọcTân Võ 2 months ago

Do NOT step on the yellow line

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Kate, 2019

Kate, 2019

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Marlene Ricker 2 months ago

Even if it was meant to blend in, on it's own it's a beautiful sweater. I would certainly wear it!

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Stilts

Stilts

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Bill phillips 2 months ago

This model's legs are too skinny.

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Buddy And Taboushka, 2018

Buddy And Taboushka, 2018

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Jenn Unicorn Popping 2 months ago (edited)

ratoflage?

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This Side Up

This Side Up

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Alex 2 months ago

Problem is, standing up "up" would be sideways

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#21

Fatboy Slim, 2018

Fatboy Slim, 2018

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Amanda Pitcher 2 months ago

This I love! Makes me want to buy the book brilliant!

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Knit Teapot

Knit Teapot

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Seth Globepainter, 2019

Seth Globepainter, 2019

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Bill phillips 2 months ago

Cosby sweater

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Popay, 2019

Popay, 2019

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R L 2 months ago

That wall hurts my eyes. Way too busy.

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Rock Pools

Rock Pools

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Koala King 2 months ago

Anyone else want to either make a raspberry sound or push him in the snow?

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Rock Pools

Rock Pools

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Koala King 2 months ago

That kids got a six pack

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