Photographer William Bunce and art director/set designer Lisa Jahovic worked on this restrictive color still life editorial entitled ‘Skyshapes’ using only 3 colors, 12 tones for a final of 12 photographs. With a total of 30 objects and 12 compositions to form, the duo was strongly influenced by the manifesto’s of Andre Breton’s Surrealist automatism and film makers Lars Von trier and Thomas Vinterberg’s The Dogme 95 ‘Vow of chasity’.
This still life exercise in restriction were each set was prescribed the use of a color, based on the 3 main time lapses of a day – morning,
noon and night. Evolving each element to create a new shape, and a fresh landscape – a different language within each set. Jahovic was painting, re-painting, painting – automatic thinking without logic or narrative – allowing the unconscious mind to have greater sway.
“Bunce and Jahovic explore shape, texture and sculpture to create beautifully simple imagery. A collaboration focused on experimenting with narrative
landscapes of the inanimate objects surrounding us in every day life, to create a cohesive visual language of both playfulness and restraint.