Yesterday I had the pleasure of working on a second photo-shoot for The Mercerie with Boo from Eliza Boo Photography.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of styling for a shoot is the search for suitable props and locations and I am often struck by the way a camera lens can transform a seemingly humble and ordinary object into something with extraordinary significance. An old painted chair, a collection of rarely read books and a battered wooden box make the transition into objects of desire through the process of framing. They become imbued with imagined meanings and histories evoking narratives that blur the real and the imaginary.
As I consider this I wonder how many other things that inhabit my home are in danger of losing their significance through familiarity. Perhaps it’s time to focus with a new lens, or consider investing in some picture frames.