Sunday, February 15, 2009
Back on the Ol' Inter-crack!!!
These are from a rad photoshoot that Nam and Mzungu and I did a couple of years ago in an abandoned meat locker in Kensington. It was totally impromptu and turned out about a million times better than we thought it would. I love the creepy rust stains on the wall behind them, and the reflection of the flash on the metal siding.
I made the jackets and bustles from these weird old victorian patterns. They had really exaggerated proportions - huge mutton sleeves that actually curved about 60 degrees at the elbow so you had to always keep your arm bent in them, and tiny, tiny waists of course. Then I painted them with black house paint, which made the cheap cotton I was working with get alot harder when it dried. It was too hard to sew with so I sanded them down until they were soft like suede, and sewed all over the holes with gold thread. The tire tracks on the back were from an actual tire that I ran over the jacket with, and the other one had embroidered golden guns on the back.
I love these pics.