Kelly Thompson illustration blog Salasai Primitive Play
Kelly Thompson illustration blog Salasai Primitive Play
 
Kelly Thompson illustration blog Salasai Primitive Play
Kelly Thompson illustration blog Salasai Primitive Play

Earlier this year I was asked to collaborate with Salasai to create a small series of collages for their Winter 16 collection Primitive Play. Inspired by the title I relaxed in to the process, playing with textures, monochrome and a combination of paints and digital brushes.  

The images have just been released with a full article about the collection on Catalogue Magazine , and here a few words from Salasai designer Kirsha about the collaboration...

Catalogue: You collaborated with illustrator and photographer Kelly Thompson on some exclusive imagery for fall-winter 2016, which we’re presenting here. Why Kelly?
Kirsha Whitcher: I have a love for Kelly’s work; it’s intricate and delicate, yet bold and unassuming, which I felt was a great contrast to Salasai. She is a also a strong personality in the industry, whom a lot of women can emulate and so, by nature, she is an inspiration to many. I wanted to see how Kelly and I could come together in creating something innovative, yet contemporary for Salasai’s new collection Primitive Play.

Catalogue: Why do you think collaboration is such an important part of the creative process?
Kirsha Whitcher: Because it brings together two creative identities and creates something new and fresh, taking your idea and views to another level of appreciation — it’s a very exciting process

Hope you like!

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Kelly

Original photos: Daniel Njegich