Photographer Joseph Ford and “camouflage” knitting professional Nina Dodd have dedicated more hours than is reasonable to creating bespoke jumpers (for humans, animals, and even bananas) that blend seamlessly into their surroundings – from bus seats to bushes, carpets to coastlines.

“I love the challenge of finding graphic locations, picking models who will fit well into them and then working with Nina’s knitting skills to blend them as seamlessly as possible,” Ford told The Independent. Each of these pictures has taken me several days or weeks to research and plan, and Nina has spent weeks and sometimes months knitting for each one.

You can now enjoy this fun series in a new book by indie publisher favorite, Hoxton Mini Press. Containing images featuring 25 knitted items, behind-the-scenes photos and stories, there’s even an introduction by acclaimed writer and gallerist Laura Noble. One to add to the Christmas gift wish list, dare we mention it?

More info: josephford.net | Facebook | Instagram

#1 Tom And Dre, 2019

#2 Mady And Monette Malroux, 2015

#3 Jimmy, 2014

#4 Rumi And Scarlet, 2019

#5 Monsieur Chat, 2017

#6 Venus, 2015

#7 Calum, 2017

#8 Lo, Beachy Head, 2018

#9 Malik, 2016

#10 Chris, 2019

#11 Fruit Fraud, 2019

#12 Fimber Bravo, 2018

#13 Cherry Blossom

#14 Knitting Track

#15 Black Phoenix, 2019

#16 Kate, 2019

#17 Nina, 2018

#18 Stilts

#19 Buddy And Taboushka, 2018

#20 Fatboy Slim, 2018

#21 This Side Up

#22 Popay, 2019

#23 Knit Teapot

#24 Seth Globepainter, 2019

#25 Rock Pools

#26 Rock Pools

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Gareth
Gareth
2 months ago

Really impressive. I love the thought, dedication and skill that went in to achieving this project.

Joni
Joni
2 months ago

Absolutely brilliant!

Françoise Pasquis-Dumont
Françoise Pasquis-Dumont
2 months ago

Extraordinaire et drôle.

Jacqueline Hertzog
Jacqueline Hertzog
2 months ago

Unbelievable how much detail there is …the vision and the work is astounding

Anja
2 months ago

#8 is the screen saver on my laptop, and I love each one (except #20, sorry). Whenever I open it, people are amazed, including my art students, and it’s not easy to impress teenagers! Beautiful, smart work.

Laura Hirsch
Laura Hirsch
2 months ago

I’m blown away by this!!! Absolutely amazing. Thank you for the highlight of my day today.

julie
julie
2 months ago

i love all of them! this is my second time looking for something ‘out of the box’ abstract bookends is a smash. but im from wisc. where i grew up with cows around me all the time. the pup with a sleeve sweat on was cool. auxx.me someday i’m going to knit or crochet an illusion sweater. choose me for a tester

Fiona Grove
Fiona Grove
2 months ago

Oh WOW the thought and the pattern sizing and designs blows me away. You are so creative and have a great sense of humor.

Doreen Tanner
Doreen Tanner
2 months ago

I loved all if it. Art imitates life in spades.

Kerry
Kerry
2 months ago

All I can say is “WOW!!”