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DJ Fat Boy Slim is part of the 'Knitted Camouflage' project by Joseph Ford @ COSMOPOLA and a resident artist in the MAUSA Street Art Museum

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COSMOPOLA | Joseph Fords's Knitted Camouflage

Photographer: Joseph Ford c/o Cosmopola

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Joseph Ford @ COSMOPOLA presents new motifs from his 'Knitted Camouflage' project here on GoSee, for which DJ Fat Boy Slim recently stood in front of the camera clad in knitwear or better - The shoot was supported by Deutsche Welle.

"As part of my Knitted Camouflage project, I spent an amazing day recently shooting with DJ Fat Boy Slim, AKA Norman Cook. Norman has a bit of a thing with smileys, from the tattoo on his arm to the medallion around his neck, and this extends to the roof of his house, which conveniently has an 8m-wide smiley face painted on its roof. I thought this had to be immortalized in knitwear by the intrepid Nina Dodd.

I balanced on a ridiculously large stepladder, taking advantage of the biggest tripod I own, the Gitzo Giant, while Norman layed back and squinted into the sun in his hand-knit robe smoking a cigar. We also flew a drone around the house while we shot, getting some great behind-the-scenes footage, and making a little film to go with one of Fat Boy Slim’s iconic tracks, Right Here, Right Now.

German TV broadcaster Deutsche Welle flew over to film the shoot. Photographing celebrities can be a challenging job, but shooting with Fat Boy Slim was an amazing experience – he was just as excited about the project as the rest of the crew and was very relaxed about the whole shoot. To clear up a frequently asked question: Yes, the clothes were really knitted, not created in Photoshop or CGI. If you don’t believe me, check out the behind-the-scenes footage!"

Yet another 'Knitted Camouflage' series was created on the coast of England : "I found this location on a walk along the South Downs near Beachy Head in the UK this summer and thought it would be the perfect place for a portrait. Fast forward through a few weeks of intensive knitting by Nina Dodd: I was looking for the right person to photograph here. I spotted Lo in the street in Brighton. She had just finished her degree and was moving back to Brazil that week. I’d originally thought of this as a sunny picture, but the time pressure meant that I had to shoot it on a dull day. In the end, I prefer it this way with the soft dusk light. Al Jazeera was making a feature about the 'Knitted Camouflage' project and spent a couple of windy hours on the cliff top, filming us as we shot."

JOSEPH FORD was invited to be an artist in residence at MAUSA Vauban, a new museum dedicated to urban and street art in the historic town of Neuf-Brisach. His images might seem an odd choice for a street art museum, but the museum’s creator Stanislas Belhomme explained that he felt his Knitted Camouflage series fitted in perfectly.

 
COSMOPOLA | Joseph Fords's Knitted Camouflage

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COSMOPOLA | new knitting work by JOSEPH FORD

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COSMOPOLA | Joseph Ford in MAUSA Museum

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