A continuing series on wine labels, and the wines that wear them, under the macro lens.
I love to take photos of pieces of things with my macro lens — pieces of wine labels seemed like a natural extension of that inclination. It’s a lot of fun to see the colors, and especially the textures, on a wine label that you wouldn’t ordinarily see (or maybe even notice). It’s almost as fun as drinking the wine. Almost. So, I thought . . . why not stitch the photos together into a collage?
Voila! My week in wine labels.
With not one but two Thanksgivings this week at Haus Armchair Sommelier, I’ve had quite a week in wine. I also have a very large pile of empty wine bottles on my counter. What I haven’t had, is time to photograph and research those bottles. So, I took a look back over the last nine weeks of photo collages, and I started to think about them as quilt squares. And what do you do with quilt squares? Stitch them together! I fascinated by quilts, and the histories they tell. But I’m not a quilter — I can’t sew (at all). Much to the eternal disappointment of my mother, I can’t even sew on a button (I tried once, and we agreed I should just save any sewing projects for when she visits).
But I can make a photo-quilt out of wine labels! I’m thinking about having this printed on canvas and hanging it in my wine cellar (aka, the closet under the stairs).