We recently worked on a particularly gorgeous event with Louis Vuitton to celebrate their “Double Exposure” Project. A press launch and dinner for their collaboration with Sam Taylor-Wood, Bay Garnett and Tom Craig.
The Double Exposure images are beautiful, ethereal wet plate images of Sam and her personal objects. The wet plate process is magical. Check out the making of film here.
Personally I am particularly inspired by items and momentos that people collect, with this is mind we decided to make a feature of hundreds of found objects. We cast and dipped all of the objects in plaster to give a white utilitarian uniformity to an otherwise eclectic mix. Enlisting the skills of the hugely talented sculptresses Maddie Sharrock & Lily Octavia Brown we set up a ‘plaster studio’ where they crafted souvenirs, trophies, architectural models, random items and memorabilia into unique pieces of art.
Accompanying these we used Kathy Dalwood’s beautiful plaster busts which are 20th century interpretations of portrait busts from the 18th & 19th centuries. Traditional busts adorned with large scale incongruous objects. We love Kathy’s work and were thrilled to be able to use so many of her pieces in such a remarkable setting. Truly a dream project.
We had a lot of fun with a lot of plaster in the studio! (see more of the making of the plaster objects on Fred Butler’s wonderful blog here)
Double Exposure Press Launch
The neon and perspex provided the perfect clean backdrop to the elaborate table centre that unfolded
Kathy Dalwoods Sculptures are sublime. One of my favourites “Tower Bridge Dragoon”
White Lilac and White Roses were the perfect neutral flowers set on an illuminated perspex runner.
Plaster Tassles on suede ribbon as placement and napkin ring. Love a delicate item such as a Tassle being made in plaster.
Metres of flexible neon underlit all the objects, highlighting everything in a bright contemporary fashion.