British photographer Joseph Ford has produced a series of eye-catching and humorous tromp l’oeil images under the title ‘Knitted Camouflage’. Working with knitwear designer Nina Dodd, each image has been meticulously crafted combining location, model and knitwear to camouflage people into their backgrounds to seamless effect.
The photography is quite time-consuming, but it’s all broken down into little chunks. Most of the locations are places Joseph comes across while wandering around cities, and the models are also people he’s spotted on the street and asked to pose. Dodd, a knitwear, enthusiast can take up to 40 hours to knit one of these camouflaged items of clothing.
The work has now been featured in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Independent, VICE, Colossal and both the BBC and ITV News. The work has also won several awards (Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual, Creative Review, AOP Awards) and was included in the Association of Photographer’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition. To see more of Joesph Ford’s work, click here