Featuring the works of Photographer Laura Jane Petelko, costumes in collaboration with artist and designer Sara Wood. Shot in vast, pure, and magnificent landscapes exploring the notion of something soft, quiet, reflective and damaged about our longing and our collective nature.
...These stories are open... Born from a conversation about retreats for “furries” deep in Canada's wilderness, the inspiration for Soft Stories began to form. Images began to move me... nothing sensational... but something more Elemental A strange paradigm began to reveal itself one we share rather than one that separates... Our longing to commune with nature at this time of environmental crisis our desperate need for intimacy in a technological world. It became important to Laura Jane to create tangible yet anonymous characters. Ones that resembled animals in our northern landscape... Ones that were sensual and lush but imperfect, man-made from artifcial plastics, polymers, and acrylics Laura Jane collaborated with artist and designer Sara Wood who meticulously created costumes by hand. Shot in vast, pure, and magnificent landscapes exploring the notion of something soft, quiet, reflective and damaged About our longing and our collective nature. This work is about the beautiful world that we tread upon with our needs and our appetites. It is about the distance we've created in our modern world and the beauty and love that always exists peeking through the artifice it hides behind longing to thrive... Released in 2018, Soft Stories is an ongoing, series presented as large, plexi-mounted c-prints available in a very limited edition.