In December 2013 I was thrilled to have one of my photographs published in National Geographic. Now, having been published, The Coastal Path has also been printed!
In April 2013 we took a trip to Paris, where we spent half a day in the Louvre. During the Louvre trip there were times when instead of gazing horizontally at works of art I found myself gazing vertically, admiring the ceilings. This may sound a little strange, but these ceilings really were quite spectacular:
I published this photo on my blog and thought nothing more of it. Then, a couple of months ago, I received some emails from two very friendly people from Denmark, called Martin and Jonas. They were wondering if they could use this photo for a “project” they were working on. I asked for a few more details; it turned out they were designing a t-shirt for a Danish fashion label called Galaci. Never one to turn down the opportunity of becoming a fashion designer in addition to a National Geographic photojournalist, my consent was readily given. Martin and Jonas worked their magic with the picture, incorporating a mirroring technique, and here is the design:
Do you see the mirroring? Look at the angels’ hands and the loin cloth and compare them to the original ceiling.
With the design finished, Jonas then got production going, and on 7 March 2014 the “Baroque Tee” was launched on the Galaci website, retailing for €39.00.
If you happen to see two people on the south coast of England wearing matching t-shirts and walking boots, and if you then you see two pre-teenage children running behind also wearing the same t-shirts, shout! That will be us!
And just how awesome is that??! I hope they gave you the t-shirts for letting them use your pictures 🙂
As you get more and more famous, please don’t forget about us ‘little people’ Lol!
I won’t forget you, Jill – I’ll send you a t-shirt!!!!!!!
Fantastic! You must be feeling really pleased. Well done.
Thanks Jessica – it’s strange what blogs can bring into your life, don’t you think?!?
As I am in Denmark once a month (my daughter lives there, as did I for 14 years) I’ll keep an eye out – very striking images.
When your daughter meets you at the airport you’ll be able to say, “Gosh! I can tell you something about that nice new t-shirt you’re wearing”…..!!
Well done – fame at last!
Double celebrity! Fantastic! I want one of those T-shirts – but only to wear in the dark, I think, at my age… RH
RH – you need to wear it with pride, particularly at your age!
Congratulations! That’s really, really fun stuff!
Thanks Jody – I haven’t forgotten you by the way, but getting four people to do something is quite the task!
I do understand! …Maybe a bit like herding cats. 😉
It’s true! Sometimes I try to tempt them with treats and sometimes I clap my hands and try to shoo them out of the house, but they just ignore me and do whatever they want!
Nic, you never cease to amaze me! That’s one hell of a T-shirt…
Tank you! I haven’t spotted a single person wearing one yet, but surely it is only a matter of time…