Search for content, post, videos

Sofas, Birds and Knees – photographs rendered in Play-Doh by Eleanor Macnair


The project Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh, by Eleanor Macnair, started on a whim in August 2013 following a photo quiz in a pub in Brighton, UK. One of the rounds was to make a reproduction of a famous photograph using Play-Doh. Sofas, Birds and Knees is her last series.  Sofas, Birds and Knees is my strange journey through photographic history. I gather image files from the internet like a Magpie, hoarding them to recreate in play-doh at a future date. Since I began Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh I have found myself attracted to photographs containing certain objects, animals or body parts and patterns have emerged. I wished to explore this further and the idea for Sofas, Birds and Knees evolved. The photographs are grouped not by genre nor maker nor time-period, but by common and recurring themes. It is perhaps, I realised later, a poor man’s version of Geoff Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment – in play-doh. I am drawn to photographs with subjects sitting on sofas as these tend to fall into two categories. These sofa pictures either show intimate...

This content is for Abonnement annuel and Abonnement mensuel members only.
Log In Register

Create an account or log in to read more and see all pictures.

Install WebApp on iPhone
Install WebApp on Android