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.


16 comments:

saloia said...

just wonderful
congratulations Neta

neta said...

Thank you so much Mary:)

rachel said...

i love it! :)

Michal said...

Incredible! so many details and such beautiful work!

neta said...

Thanks Rache and Michal:)

Sherbet Head said...

I just came across this blog today via craftzine.com and loved your stuffed digital camera.
Lovely work =)

zarah said...

this is soooo great! :)

neta said...

Thanks Sherbet head & zarah

tsuilin hwang said...

I just want to say that...
You've did the amazing works what I'll never able to do!
May I ask for a favor----to post your wonderful photos of this article on my blog and introduce your beautiful pieces?
I'm a cup creator from Taiwan and my blog below
http://wooowykceline.blogspot.com/
yk.celine@gmail.com
I really enjoy your blog
Well done!

Have a very nice day!Thank you !

tsuilin Hwang

neta said...

Thank you very much, you are very welcome to post anything you would like to.

Annika said...

This is truly marvelous! (I'm here via Whipup.)

Ohla Ohla!! said...

Truly great work. You should have a gallery exhibition soon...

tamdoll said...

This is so nice and creative. And the fabric photos are perfect with it!

T said...

I really like your photo of the camera. I would also like to post a picture of it on my blog.

http://traffic-101.blogspot.com
Tressa

Renee Rendler-Kaplan said...

I just discovered your 'socks camera' - it is WONDERFUL! Your work is just beautiful and the stories behind them so interesting. Here is my blog if you have the chance to look at it
http://picadaybyrenee.blogspot.com/
Renee

neta said...

Thank you so much!
I like your flowers shot