Thursday, February 21, 2008
Story of a socks camera
Keeping on with my socks obsession as you can see.
When I quit my job as fashion designer about two and half years ago, I asked my father to borrow his digital canon G1 (He got it shortly before from his brother Ruvi, who decided to go back to the old camera film photography).
I was making my first doll, and was reading about the social net works and photo sharing web sites, I didn't know anything about it, neither about dolls making, I was just curios about both.
I could have unemployment allowance for two months, so I just stayed at home, obsessively made my doll, documented the process of making it, and shared the photos at my new flickr account.
It was definitely a great fun, I suddenly met so many people and received compliments about my work, which encouraged me to keep on.
I didn't feel much like looking for a new job, but as my unemployment allowance were run out I had to do something for living, I found a job at accessories design studio, it sounded great, but was one of the most boring jobs I have ever had, so I didn’t bothered much when I got fired from after a short while.
I decided to go back to the dolls making.
The rest with all the ups and downs already described at the archive of this blog.
My father never asked the camera back, I couldn't do what I am doing without this little help.
From one hand my work is really low tech, with all its needlecrafts and hand stitching which I learned from my mother and grandmother, but at the other hand without the hi tech technologies I wouldn’t even dreamed about all the things that taking place in my life today and meeting all the amazing people I am meeting every day.
I made this camera replication for my up coming exhibition this May at the Dutch city of Maastricht (I already wrote about it at the bottom of this post, more details available here), I am becoming more and more exiting about it, mainly when my ideas are getting shapes and forms.
It became too long post and I am becoming too tired so I will tell more about tomorrow.