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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...