Of all the multilayered components I have to wade through in order to publish Au Courant Vol., I enjoy the creation of photographic essays the most. Especially the ones that are motivated by a tonal finish, the interplay of light & darkness, or by manipulating natural materials.
I shot this brass story sometime ago in Amsterdam after happening upon a collection of vintage goods at the Waterlooplein market; they sat beneath my desk for months, and frankly, I wasn't too sure what to do with them.
Eventually, I decided to give them a shine. As I sat in my doorway, testing the power of lemons, bicarbonate of soda, and a host of other makeshift polishing goods, the last burst of evening light flashed through a glass plane, bouncing off the mirrored wall and casting a warm, waxy glow on the pieces.
I put away the 'polish', took up my camera, and this editorial was the result.
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Words & Images | Lisa-Marie Harris
Outtakes from Au Courant Vol. 02
Released Oct/Nov 2016