We featured Sam Pierpoint’s work back in 2011 when she was already making incredibly detailed and creative images out of paper. We thought it was about time we caught up with Sam and took a look at the work she has been making recently.
It’s great to see that Sam continues to push her work and experiment with what she can create out of paper.
Although the medium was a huge part of her work before, there seemed to be a lot more editing on computer as part of more multimedia images, whereas recent projects see her work move into the realm of full-on sculptures in their own right.
Seeing the close-ups of the constructs, you can really get a sense of the detail she has managed to a achieve in them. Below, Sam tells us more about how she creates them as well as the idllic-sounding setup she has.
I’m an independent illustrator and designer and I hand craft my work entirely out of paper.
My work is professionally photographed and used mainly for advertising, editorial and publishing projects. It is also used in its physical form for window displays and installations.
I currently live in the beautiful countryside of Dorset, in the New Forest and I work in a quaint log cabin studio at the bottom of the garden with my partner Michael Foyle. He is a Commercial & Wedding Photographer and he photographs and edits most of my projects.
I enjoy working with different types of paper— shiny, patterned, textured, plain, as well as paper which I’ve illustrated or painted on. My drawings can really come to life within a scene which I’ve created and it’s great to experiment with the relationship between different types of paper and light during the photography process.
As someone who enjoys observing the world around me and taking in its beautiful and often comical charm, I’m in the perfect setting to be creating dreamy artwork and I couldn’t ask for a more exciting job!
© Sam Pierpoint, 2015