I conceptualised this image during the first few days of strict lockdown, when the world felt like it was splitting at the seams and many of us felt like we were just barely holding it all together. How handy would it have been if there was a seamstress that could repair the tears?
Being really creative and productive during those crazy first days of lockdown was a wonderful time of expression. As always, the surreal worlds I create are how I hold it all together. How did you hold it all together?
This was by far one of the more technical images I have created. Photographing elements of different sizes and then creating a surreal scene where items that are small appear larger in the scene was a challenge. I photographed and re-photographed the various elements quite a few times over before it felt right. Needless to say, this was a fun puzzle of elements to put together even though I had to redo it a few times! And I love the little details like the end of the thread... I even sneaked to a neighbour in the village to collect a scrap of wool I could use as I had none suitable on hand.
I debuted "The Seamstress" as part of the Deep South Community Art Exhibition that I hosted in 2021. Displayed here as a framed 60cm x 60cm limited edition fine art photographic print, together with a few other images from my collection. All printed on my favourite Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
Before and after...
I hope you enjoy this short before and after progression video. As per usual, if you have any questions (about my process, the editing, or anything really), then please send me a message and I will assist.
Available to purchase as a signed limited edition fine art photographic print on Hahnemühle German Etching paper. Request a quote from the shop.