This series of photographs is the
outcome of a collaboration between photographer Lukasz Kapuscinski and Fashion
and Textiles student Lara-Sophie Schneider, both of whom study at the University of
West London (UWL). The photographs chart Lara’s process
of creating a garment from her collection Divine
In making this garment, Lara researched Greek mythology at
the British Museum in order to find ways to convey female fortitude and elegance, which she
sees as being associated with the representation of Greek goddesses. She draped
fabrics and incorporated macramé to give the garment a more contemporary feel.
Lara’s work highlights the importance of sustainability and handcrafts in
photographic documentation of Lara’s creative process focuses on the level of
detail and care that went into the construction of the garment. The images take
the viewer through the different stages of production, to the finished piece
being modelled by Lara herself. The final image is set in the gothic ruins in
Gunnersbury Park to showcase the dress and its relationship to history and
nature, while offering a distinct association with Hounslow where the garment
was designed and made.
Lukasz Kapuscinski is a photographer with over 10 years of
experience in the field of fine art photography. His works are characterised by
a unique view of the world and extraordinary sensitivity to detail.
His portfolio covers a wide range of subjects, from fashion
photography to artistic portraits and documentary photography. Kapuscinski uses
light and composition to capture emotional moments and tell stories through his
photographic images. His unique approach to photography allows him to discover
beauty in everyday situations.
Lukasz Kapuscinski's many years of practice resulted in the
creation of a unique style that distinguishes him. His photos are full of depth
and expressive colour which gives them a unique character.
Lukasz is currently a mature second year
photography student at the University of West London.
About Creative People
& Places Hounslow’s Visual Arts Programme
The Creative People &
Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme presents new and original exhibitions in
libraries, cafes and other public spaces across the borough. CPP Hounslow is a
consortium led by Watermans. Visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk for more information