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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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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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    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.

    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.

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    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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    Monsieur Chat, 2017

    Monsieur Chat, 2017

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    Fimber Bravo, 2018

    Fimber Bravo, 2018

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    Cherry Blossom

    Cherry Blossom

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    Kate, 2019

    Kate, 2019

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    Marlene Ricker
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    This Side Up

    This Side Up

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    Fatboy Slim, 2018

    Fatboy Slim, 2018

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    Rock Pools

    Rock Pools

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    Koala King
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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