It would seem that the images from my The Pyjamas Project are getting quite a bit of interest on Facebook and Instagram. While most people simply show their appreciation by liking my images, or adding other emojis, some people have left comments asking where I get my inspiration and how I created the images.
With so much interest I decided, that rather than answer each person individually, I would start to write a bit of background behind each image on my blog. I hope you enjoy and please remember to share or comment below. It is always great to hear from people as it give me the encouragement I need to keep doing these projects.
The idea for The Pyjamas Project came from lockdown. Let’s face it there are a few of us out there who do actually like the idea that we have an excuse to stay in our pyjamas all day.
The original image for The Pyjamas Project was done for my A Portrait Of Myself project. The idea for that project is to encourage anyone to capture how they are feeling in an image. To explore their emotions and to use them in a constructive way to create something that will help them see their emotions in a positive way, not something that would hold them back.
For one of my images I wanted to show the feeling of fearing the unknown. That is where I got the idea of being lost in the woods at night. Then I simply decided that it made me look even more defenceless if I was wearing my pyjamas.
To give the images a bit more character I decided that they should be more traditional in the way of pyjamas. Not the jogger bottoms and t-shirt that I normally wear. Striped pyjamas came to mind as ‘traditional’ pyjamas, so I decided to look for blue and white striped pyjamas on the internet. For something so ‘traditional’ I didn’t think they would be as hard to find as they were. Not without spending a fortune anyway (I saw one pair for £420).
After spending more than I originally wanted to for a pair of pyjamas, that were not entirely what I wanted I decided that I was going to get my money’s worth and that I would create some more images using the pyjamas.
That is where the idea for The Pyjamas Project came form.
If you supply pyjamas and do a ‘traditional’ blue and white striped pair (think Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) I’m a size small/medium.