Japanese Combs is a collaborative project between photographer Jonathan Knowles and Norwich based Illustrator Stacey Knights.
As everyone knows Jonathan is one of my favourite clients, he's a dream to collaborate with so when he was kindly given a set of beautiful Japanese combs by a friend, we knew the way he photographed them needed a different approach. Jonathan wanted to keep the combs in context but move away from conventional still life and portraiture.
Having worked with Stacey on a previous project, we were really pleased when she agreed to work with us on this. Stacey created some fantastic portraits that drew elements from traditional Japanese paintings, using fine strands of paper to work the combs subtly into the hair.
Photographer / Jonathan Knowles
Illustrator / Stacey Knights
Art Direction / Emma Taylor (CAN)