The Modern Pirate Frock
Added Jul 1, 2010
I have to admit, I think I liked the way the pictures turned out more than the dress.
Recently, I had come across a post by one of my favorite bloggers A Little Sussy who wrote about an artist who creates surreal worlds in her photographs. I was so impressed with what I saw I was inspired to attempt a few of my own.
And although the process turned out to be quite tedious, I think the result was well worth it! If I had more time I would have made a dozen of these. I had about a dozen ideas. But it took me until 3am last night to make.
The two I included in this post. Perhaps another day…. another dress. The dress itself is perfect for these photos because, to me, the idea of a modern pirate involved both make- believe and whimsy. What gives this dress a modern feel is the navy and white polka dots that make up the body and skirt. What gives this dress a pirate feel is the protruding rounded sleeves, pettiskirt and squared ruffled neckline reminiscent of the 1700s fashion.modern pirate
The final look of the photos reminded me of a sort of Smashing Pumpkins “tonight, tonight” feel. I really enjoyed this sort of project. I must have origami on the brain! It’s just too beautiful to only use once! I only wish I had more time to create more ‘worlds’.
I just bought a green screen last week which, according to UPS, is scheduled to arrive at my home tomorrow, so be sure there will be more to come!