For her graduation project at Central St. Martin’s, Japanese designer Maiko Takeda created the ‘Cinematography’ Collection. Each metal accessory is covered in hand-drilled holes of various sizes that cast photograph-like shadows onto the wearers skin. Read her interview on Dazed Digital
The collection questions whether shadows might obtain a quality in themselves and can adorn the body as jewelery. Although each piece simply consists of minimal and geometric elements, such as various sizes of circular holes, pristine outlines and forms, when the light shines through the piece, the shadow unexpectedly appears as a photograph-like image of an organic form. The light, the shadow and the body all work together to create an installation work, in which the shadow remains secret but when revealed forms the main part of the jewelery.