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Soft Shells

Soft Shells is a photo portrait series that catalogues an individual sculpted under the entirety of their wardrobe. So far, there have been 52 participants living in Canada that have taken part in in the project so far in two chapters: British Columbia and Quebec. The models have ranged in age from 6-days-old to 89-years-old. Soft Shells (Coquilles de Soi) is currently exhibiting as a solo show at the Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec City and will be moving to Stratford, Ontario in 2020.

2017-ongoing, Giclée prints mounted to dibond, 43”x78”/24”x42”

Many thanks to the Soft Shells models:
Abbey Garside, Alex, Anna Schkuratoff, Boma Brown, Cameron Rohani, Dave Craggs, David Henrich (Fruit Bat), Eryn Beattie, Eva Henrich, Hannah van Adrichem, Florence Boylan, Ian Phillips, Janine Dukelow, Jeffrey Ellom, Josie Mason, Keenan Mittag-Degala, Kenny Dyas, Leaf Kapasi, Levi Chase, Trevor Phillips, Tyrone Dubs, Cam Welch, Rance Mok, Ian Flemming, Hannah vanAdrichem, Jordon Lowe, Bill Young, Eddie, Taryn Walker, David Barrington

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