Alyssia Lazin, Unfolding
The ‘Unfolding’ portfolio elevates the ordinary subject of textiles into a more profound visual experience. I have always had a love of fabrics as they are part of our ‘woven life’. They cover our bodies and furnish our homes. We begin life in a swaddling cloth and end in a shroud. I decided to take an abstract look at the subject matter with a new perspective. It is taken out of context and reveals new, interesting and unexpected visuals. The images have been taken in costume departments at film studios, museums, theaters, opera houses and ballet companies while travelling in seven different countries. In all these images my aim was to take the ordinary and transform it into an extraordinary emotional experience.