„Pirate Island“ is a a papercraft collaborative project we made together: London-based paper-artist and illustrator Annemarieke Kloosterhof and Dina Belenko — conceptual still life photographer from Russia.

Over a year ago, we connected through Instagram and followed each others work and decided we wanted to do a project together that would fuse paper craft and illustration work by Annemarieke and Dina’s photography. We came up with an idea together, worked on a concept and little details and made two slightly different versions of the same floating island with a treehouse, sails, pirate clothes, hammocks and of course a treasure-chest!

Day Version made by Annemarieke looks like a treehouse for Peter Pan, here Neverland is real, magic does exist and Paper-Art can bring back Lost Boys and Girls. Night Version made by Dina inspired by slightly darker magic of „Windmill, windmill for the land. Turn forever hand in hand“.

To see our results next to each other is so interesting, as they are the same yet completely different! This collaboration has been such a wonderful journey with lots of creative desision making with pushing and pulling from both ends, that the result is something really organic and diverse that we could not have planned or hoped for.

I hope you guys enjoy the outcome as much as we enjoyed the process! :)

More info: behance.net

Night version by Dina Belenko

Day version by Annemarieke Kloosterhof