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    Temporary Trees: Behind the Scenes

Photography: Being told to "imagine you're a tree" never looked like so much fun

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

I never really went in for drama lessons at school, but something tells me that if it had been Mkgk and Raw Color telling me to “imagine you’re a tree” instead of Mrs Hawkswell in a fusty room at the back of the drama department, my thespian career might have spanned a little longer.

This project took place during Dutch Design Week as part of the international platform Make a Forest, and it plays on the fact that in the Netherlands trees typically reach only one tenth of the age that they could do before being removed according to ruthless landscaping plans. Mkgk and Raw Color subvert this transience, representing trees as a changing life form through multiple exposure photographs of people throwing various bits and bobs up in the air, creating an image which is, actually, very convincing. Failing that the video of how they’re made is super cool!

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    Temporary Trees: Cherry Tree

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    Temporary Trees: Oak Tree

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    Temporary Trees: Platan

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    Temporary Trees: Pollard Willow

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    Temporary Trees: Poplar

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    Temporary Trees: Weeping Willow


Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.