The Bull Fighter and the Old Man

I’m suprised that I don’t get into car wrecks daily-  my eyes are so often not focused on the road in front of me like a good little driver-  instead they are constantly-  maybe sometimes even frantically- searching for beauty. Searching for images, for stories, for spaces I want to capture with a camera.

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This jumpsuit had been halfway done in my sewing room for a week or so-  and one day, on my way to work,  there it was-  an abandoned restaurant with red shutters and black trim-  it was perfection.  Every day I would drive by it- looking forward to getting the piece completed so I could capture the perfect simplicity of color coordination and symmetry.

 

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When we pulled up on a Thundery Monday I discovered the appointed king of this vacant castle.  His name was Gary and he was beautiful.  I asked him if it was okay to take his picture since he was wearing red also… and he obliged.   Thinking about it this very moment-  it’s amazing how things work out sometimes-  how all of us strangers could be pulled together and somehow color coordinated- as if predestined to create a wonderfully aesthetic image.  Thank you Gary, you are truly appreciated- you are as much of the paint on this canvas as any of us.

 

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Photography by Elisabeth Donaldson

Jumpsuit created by Elisabeth Donaldson of Monarch Clothing

Buy it in the Monarch Clothing Etsy Shop

Model:  Amanda Carberry

Special Thanks to Gary for so Graciously allowing us to take his photograph

This started out as a hideous jumpsuit that a friend of mine gave me and said, "I know you can do something with this."  I molded the collar into a bodice and now this piece is just to die for.
This started out as a hideous jumpsuit that a friend of mine gave me and said, “I know you can do something with this.” I molded the collar into a bodice and now this piece is just to die for.
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