Olivia Arthur’s debut, “Jeddah Diary,” was published by Fishbar and documents the lives of young Saudi women in Jeddah.
Olivia Arthur explored various options, to show photographs of women not wearing abayas.
“I tried cutting a bit of the picture out – but it feels aggressive taking a pair of scissors to an image. Then I tried putting little things on top of the image to cover their faces. Eventually, I decided to re-photograph them with a strong flash to obscure the faces. What was nice was the texture this gave the picture, which made it feel more like a physical object. I got slightly obsessed with trying out different photo labs to see what texture of matt paper they had.” - Olivia Arthur on Jeddah Diary at ideastap.com)
Sarah Bradley had a closer look at “Jeddah Diary” on photo-eye blog.
(pictures via: fishbar.ph)@5 months ago with 4 notes
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