Plastic vastum II
Plastic waste is a great raw material. Especially when expertly targeted with a heat gun, as the costume designer did to enhance the rich appearance of the cape. The most impressive thing with this image, though, is how what might be perceived as a "pile of waste” can get to a point of telling a story about a marvellous garment on the model. Of course, lighting and photographic direction are vital too, and the order of the image is nothing like the chaos of the studio, but an image like this makes one wonder what a multitude of noble men and women that get thrown in the bin throughout the world each day. Or their clothing, anyway.
Printed with pigment ink (Epson) by the photographer on 100% cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta), this is one of twelve pictures in the series "Of the eyes he made window panes". The combination of pigment and cotton should in itself be one of the most durable media, but the surface has not been treated further and should be kept behind UV protection for optimal longevity. The image is presented with a white border, and signed on the front, below the print. There is also a hologram badge in verso with a matching Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist, supplied in the shipment.
The print is edited in photoshop, but not a composite or a "look like a painting"-filtered image.
40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 inches. Limited edition of 5. Not mounted.
Price includes Art Tax 5%.