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‘Knitted Camouflage’ is the name of the project by JOSEPH FORD, with which he won Gold in the category ART at the GoSeeAWARDS and thrilled the jurors. For the project, he photographs models who seemingly disappear in their surroundings. He is aided in this by specially knitted sweaters created by knitting expert Nina Dodd, which imitate the look of the background. The winning project just appeared as an illustrated book entitled ‘Invisible Jumpers’ at Hoxton Press, and selected images from ‘Knitted Camouflage’ can now be purchased in his GoSeeSHOP.
“I love optical illusions, whether it be with changing scales or with blending objects together. With this series, I have worked on matching people to their landscapes through custom-made knitwear. Each of these pictures has taken me weeks to research and plan, and I’ve given the knitter, Nina Dodd, a precise brief on exactly how the design should match the background. She has spent weeks knitting for each one. I have generally begun with an idea: ‘Could I photograph someone blending into cherry blossom?’. Then I go looking for the perfect location. The locations have to be eye-catching but simple enough to be able to be knitted. They also have to be places that aren’t going to change too fast as the knitting takes a few weeks. It would have been terrible to prepare a sweater and then not be able to shoot because the location has been demolished. Once I’ve found the location, I photograph someone standing where I would like the model to be in the final picture. I draw over this scouting photograph and annotate the picture with different colors and patterns so Nina can plan how to knit. Often, there are 10 or 12 different shades of yarn in a single picture and up to 24 balls of wool at any one time for the more complicated designs. The choice of yarn has varied according to the background: the blue running track had a shiny surface so we found a fine cotton with a sheen to it.”
Joseph FORD c/o COSMOPOLA began his adult life sensibly enough by studying French and Italian at the University of Cambridge and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, then horrified his parents by moving to Paris to be a photographer. His personal work has won him numerous awards and has inspired films and campaigns for LVMH, Missoni, Lacoste and many others. He is regularly featured on Colossal, Fubiz, PDN, Design Boom and other art/design blogs.
His work concentrates on optical illusions. With his Aerial Fashion series, he blended landscapes shot from helicopters with still life close-ups of clothes. His Knitted Camouflage series uses custom hand-knitted sweaters to make people disappear into their environments. His work is in various private collections and in the permanent collection of the Hamburg Art and Design Museum and the Musée d’Art Urbain & Street Art in France, and has been exhibited as part of numerous festivals, including the Zürich Aufsehen festival and the Andorra Land Art Biennale. Joseph is based in the UK.
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18.01.2020 // show complete article
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In 2019, just like every year, the GoSeeAWARDS invited guests to a relaxed VIP JURY DINNER after a long day at UPDATE. International and domestic art buyers, art producers as well as creatives from all areas were once again all members of the AWARDS Jury in 2019 – and as such cordially welcome. And as it always is, the list of guests changed almost hourly... until it finally grew to an incredible 104, much to the despair of the restaurant.
No problem on the other hand for our sponsors Sven Gless c/o BANRAP and Tobias Bosch c/o the same photo management. With a flick of the wrist and wit, they secured the very last chair in the hotel restaurant which was packed to the hilt. A relaxed atmosphere followed thankfully – which near the end of the dinner, could even be described as quite lively. As the evening had just begun for some of the particularly persistent among us.
Sven Gless: “In 2019, We really made a difference at UPDATE with our double-XXL booth and the VIP JURY dinner. I’ve heard from several participants that they could feel the team spirit and how great it was that so many photographers could be contacted at the event in person.”
Tobias Bosch continues: “It was a great pleasure to all sit down and completely relax enjoying food and wine together in the evening after so many creative talks. And it was such a pleasure to be the host. The truly good team spirit among the members of our industry was palpable all day and at dinner. We have grown together over the years, and meeting up in this big circle once a year is simply so much fun.”
Cyrus c/o UPDATE/GOSEE: “We are grateful and very glad to have found such perfect hosts in the two Cologne-based agencies. It’s always wonderful to get something good off the ground like this together with friends. If you ask me, it couldn’t have turned out any better.”
A big GoSeeAWARDS Thank You goes to BANRAP & TOBIAS BOSCH FOTOMANAGEMENT, and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.
25.11.2019 // show complete article
Photographers once again had the chance to participate in a top-class PROJECT VIEWING via GoSee. The projects were submitted in eight categories (Photography, Illustration, Animation, Film...) via their GoSee account and screened by the GoSee editors in advance for relevance and quality.
In round two, the works were then presented to an EXPERT JURY made up of more than 150 internationally creative art producers, art buyers, editors, direct clients and also a photo agent or two. The shortlist chosen here – along with the winners – can be seen on GoSeeAWARDS.com.
Kristina Korb, photo agent based in Munich: “It was a great opportunity to see new photographers and also get a feeling for the trends in photography in 2019 and the topics that move people.”
Here is the list of winners for all of you who couldn’t make it to Berlin:
1 - Yannick Schuette
2 - Julia Morozova
2 - Clemens Ascher via Recom Farmhouse
3 - Yves Borgwardt
Public: Monica Menez
Merit: Pinto, Mater, Elena Iv-Skaya, Muriel Liebman, Pascal Weber
1 - Beata Szczecinska
2 - Sofia Hydman
3 - Patrick Widmer
Public: Katrin Funcke & Sebastian König
Merit: Manuel Kilger, Chantal Caduff, Andre Levy, Julia Schwarz, Joni Majer
1 - Todd Antony
2 - Ruben Riermeier
3 - Paul Calver
3 - Dougie Wallace
Public: Mirjam Kluka
Merit: Lucio Aru + Franco Erre, Tom Senn, Leopold Fiala
1 - Joseph Ford
2 - Eva Roovers
3 - Silke Baltruschat
Public: Christian Schmidt
Merit: Bernd Cierpiol, Hana Knizova, Jim Kazanjian
1 - Hana Knizova
2 - Frauke Fischer
3 - Anne Menke
Public: Frauke Fischer
Merit: Dominik Martin, Lena Burmann
1 - Reinhard Hunger
2 - Alexander Coggin
3 - Daniel Feistenauer
Public: Johann Cohrs
Merit: Andrea Thodes, Johan Cohrs, Joseph Ford
1 - Agnieszka Doroszewicz
2 - Serial Cut
3 - Stink
Public: Orderly Chaotic Studio
Merit: Jan Friese, Recom Farmhouse, Trizz Productions
1 - Agnieszka Doroszewicz
2 - Peter Franck Atelier Glücklichundschön
3 - Ben & Martin
Public: Julia Marie Werner
Merit: Anke Luckmann, Mert Dürümoglu, Alessandra Kila, recom
24.11.2019 // show complete article