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Quarantined Photographer Uses Household Items To Create Stunning Nature Shots.

As a travel photographer and writer, Erin Sullivan captures her best work outside. But like many others around the world, she’s found herself having to get creative during the novel coronavirus quarantine.

Fortunately, Erin’s experience as a wilderness guide has taught her to adapt. Since she couldn’t venture out into nature, she decided to bring the adventures home!

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Using food and other household items, Erin started her most unique project yet: “Our Great Indoors.”

Pictured below is the “Ice Cave,” one of her first creations. Made out of bed sheets and pillows, it’s more cozy than cold!

 

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“When our stay-at-home order went into effect last month, I wanted to challenge myself to stay creative in my craft without leaving my house,” Erin said.

I had the idea to create outdoor adventure scenes out of objects in my house. I shot a few scenes as experiments before I ever shared the project publicly and found that creating this series of images helped me keep my imagination active and my creative practice alive.

In our humble opinion, “alive” is an understatement. Her newest project is spectacular!

 

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From repurposing paper bags into canyons…

 

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…to sending tiny figurines on a canoe ride through a jello lake, Erin has a gift for transforming ordinary items into extraordinary scenes.

 

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She said each new idea takes anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to set up. Clicking through the photos below, you can see how she carefully arranges everything to capture the perfect image.

 

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Some even look good enough to eat!

 

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Not to mention, Erin is encouraging other artists to get creative and share their own scenes under #OurGreatIndoors.

 

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These must have been so much fun to create! What a great way to pass the time and bring true beauty indoors. You can find more of these masterpieces on Instagram.

Check out Erin’s process for “Jello Lake” in the video below, and share these stunning photos today. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.

"Our Great Indoors"

Inspiration comes from many places—sometimes atop a mountain peak, other times in your living room. Photographer Erin Sullivan gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her new creative passion project, "Our Great Indoors." Read more at bit.ly/3bAvxC4.

Posted by REI on Monday, April 20, 2020


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