Thursday, 25 April 2013

Book Cover Experiment

You know how in a previous blog I told you about photo emulsion?
Well, I have a fondness for flicking through my family's old photo albums, and I came across some monochrome gems that I couldn't wait to photo emulsion.
This image is one of my grandad, Frank, as a young man (wasn't he dapper?!) and I set it against two old bookcovers that had fallen off some of my more loved specimens. I like the contrasts between the colours and textures of the covers, and I sewed the photo on with matching thread.
To make this even more pretentious, I added a caption in Latin using my parents' old typewriter (which is my baby). I think it means 'Youth is Eternal', but I can't be sure...google translate y'see.