The South Coast Design Forum celebrates its 5th birthday shortly. As part of the celebrations, the organisation is publishing a book containing members images based on the theme of five. In collaboration with the talented photographer Jim Stephenson of clickclickjim, we designed and constructed a seven foot number 5. This was then shot on location at the cavernous artists space Rodhus Studios in Brighton.
The figure was built using only corrugated cardboard and brown packaging tape and is supported internally be several struts that ensure the number can hold its own weight when stood up. The construction and photography took just over 6 hours and I found working with Jim very enjoyable. We now plan to make the 5 part of a series of 0—9, with each number being built and photographed in a different way. On that note, if anyone would like to have a number tattooed in the name of art please let me know!
The final edited and cropped shot will be posted once the book has been launched.