More from the plastic and print series: colourful plastic sheets are placed over the fashion pages of an old magazine. The fifties dresses and elegant poses of the models conjure up images from fairytales; indeed the ‘Disney Princess’ came into the cultural sphere during this era.
I’ve taken a series of photographs using coloured plastic sheets and old magazines. The result is collage-like compositions which feature geometric shapes, interesting textures and vivid colours. I’ve divided the photographs into different themes based on their content: features, fairy tale, consumer culture, beauty and advertising. Here is the Features series.
A nature-themed collage which I made from pages of my German book ‘European Plants and Animals’ and from a camping advert from an old French magazine. No need for more words, just visual indulgence.
Into The Wild
If there had been a theme for January’s and February’s posts it would have been Glamour, so this month’s ‘theme’ is Into The Wild. I was considering The Great Outdoors but there is something a bit clichéd about the phrase, and I felt that Into The Wild has this sense of creeping into nature and allowing it to take over (the film is one of my favourites too).
Glamorous women have long been used to advertise products, this is most likely something which will never change. Yet what is interesting is the products that they sell; they reveal evolving cultural norms and consumer tastes.