To sew up lips using a cotton thread. Funny story, I was on my way to Byron Bay when a client called with this brief. I really wanted to do the job and didn’t want to let down the client. Luckily I had my laptop and Canon 5D with me, which left me needing a Wacom which I bought en route . Unfortunately I was camping so so I had to do the entire job in my powered tent site with my mobile to upload and download the images. I think the client would have been horrified to know their work was being produced in a tent. I bought some cooking string form the local supermarket and coloured it with a red marker. I then traced the outline of the lips on white paper directly from my screen and sewed across the mouth. I shot this and etched it onto the stock shot and added shading and bruising for effect.


Cabana Boys


Stock Image


Mission Australia