July 05, 2011

out in the german forest with zeiss

                                            Zeiss folding camera

Lately I have been trying to experiment more with textile design and consequently ended up with some dye to mess around with. After revisiting my tie dying days at primary school I decided that perhaps I am not the tie dying type. Next I decided to spray the dye onto the fabric. SUCCESS! Spraying the dye on to chiffon resulted in some interesting effects. The dye ran a little and made some star like shapes. I draped the material on my dress making doll and ended up with this strange little top. This is only the beginning of my dyeing adventures. So watch this space as I will be posting some tutorials!

And yes, these are photos of me frolicking amongst the trees in the German country side. Even though Berlin is a fairly green city, I do miss the greenery and peacefulness of rural areas (hence the photos of me running around). These last 4 images were taken with Michael's folding camera. He picked up this little treasure at the Vienna markets last year. I like the unpredictability and vintage feeling of the camera. It's always a surprise when we have the images developed. 

Photography: Michael Dooney


  1. Love the vintage camera and photos and miss the European forests :(

  2. J'aime le photo!
    Angela Donava

  3. Wow, it is so beautiful there! It definitely looks like a fairy tale!

    That is so interesting about your textile design- looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Cool photos,good luck with your textile experiments!

  5. gorgeous - love the trees like that. so visually stimulating and so natural and subdued simultaneously.


  6. These woods look amazing! You're definitely a "back" girl with your clothes, I like this top. Take me to these woods. Take me everywhere!!!!!

  7. Wow, these pictures are amazing!

  8. bellissime foto, complimenti :)

    guarda il mio blog se hai tempo :)


  9. I always love your photo shoots! so wonderful in the forest!

    also love the interesting ties and drapery of your top <3