If you have ever seen my film, or heard me speak, you will know the story of how I taught myself to cut silhouettes by studying the duplicate albums of Hubert Leslie. Continue reading “Can a shadow survive a fire?”
One year on falls the paper anniversary.
A little over a year ago I was booked to attend a wedding at the Savoy, London. It was a wonderful event and I cut some memorable silhouettes, including a three-minute cutting of one of the most complicated hats I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “A Paper Anniversary silhouette”
During 2015 I noticed a lot of couples adding a wedding cake silhouette to their cakes. This is a great way to bring the theme of silhouette into the wedding. Some of the cakes are really creative. Continue reading “Wedding cake silhouettes”
A couple of weeks ago I was cutting silhouettes at a wedding in Windermere. It was cold, wet and windy, as you would expect from the Lake District in late summer. The hotel in use for the reception had a couple of interesting early-Victorian full-length silhouettes on the wall. One of the teenage guests asked me about them as I did her own silhouette, so I told her they were first cut from paper and then embellished with gold paint, and to judge by the look of them they probably dated from about the 1840’s. Without a moment’s hesitation she replied:
“Oh, did you do them then?”
I was cutting caricatures at a student ball a couple of weeks ago when I received a strange request. A student was planning to make a wedding proposal to his girlfriend, and was looking for an original way to do it. Seeing me in action, he asked me to cut a silhouette of them both while he did so. Continue reading “A wedding proposal”