Street photography is always about the moment, for the perfect shot often only presents itself for a couple of seconds. For me, it is a way of revealing the microscopic, seemingly insignificant aspects of human life that pass by fleetingly and are rarely noticed. The medium's candid nature makes it the most honest way of capturing human emotion in subjects who are often never photographed in this way again.
I like the idea of digital collage because it is an art form that mixes older artistic practices with modern digital processing. It makes the prints look more unique and visually interesting and, coming from a fine-art based background, it is the perfect way to fuse my interests as a designer.
Personally, I don't see this 'garment' as a piece of fashion. It is more of an art piece; a fabric version of cubism and a futuristic monochrome multitude of yarn. In today's consumerist society, where commerce and spectacle consume us in every aspect of our daily lives, I feel it is important to strive for artistic value within fashion.
The aim of this illustration project was to produce something as if it were created and had lived within my 'chosen environment'. For this 'environment' I chose the Winnall Moors nature reserve in Winchester, which I had visited a lot one summer to get away from everything. But this project was in February, and going back down the footpath I didn't sense the warm relaxing feeling I got back in summer...