THE PHOTOGRAPHS

  James H. Soul photographed the 7 Deadly Sins with a Cambo plate camera and 9x12 and 10x12cm negatives. Once the sets have been chosen, they are enlarged in the lab onto 60x50cm 300gr art paper by Ilford Hahnemühle, James then added several watercolour spots and the calligraphy by Ivan Castro, texts extracted from “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri where they describe each of the sins and the penances that those condemned must fulfil. Here are some details of each of the works.

GLUTTONY

Aubane could not breathe well or open his eyes because of the large amount of honey on his body, so James’ instructions became harder to execute. Brushed walnut ink was used for the sin Gluttony. The photographer’s signature and the parting line in the lower part is the only digital addition in this work. 

by James H. Soul

ENVY

Mariona struggled to remove the pieces of mirror that were stuck to half her body. Envy was made with a classic manual press, like those used by Gutenberg. In the lower part there is a stamp that symbolises the 7 Deadly Sins.

by James H. Soul

LUST

Yainelys and Jess has more than

12 litres of milk mixed with thickener poured over their bodies before being shot by a special light that freezes the drops clinging to their bodies. The word Lust was written with pen and brush on gray, black and brown watercolors.

by James H. Soul

These are the photographs of the sins that Almost Perfect will be launching next Winter: Greed, Sloth, Wrath and Pride. They can also be requested by special order. Send us an email with your order and we will reply with the total price and the maximum manufacturing and delivery time.

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