Custom Hand-Knit Sweaters Blend Subjects into Urban Environments

Over the previous four years, photographer Joseph Ford has collaborated with buddy and knitter Nina Dodd to produce a project that blends in their environments instead of having them stand outside. Each subject conveys a custom hand-knit sweater by Dodd that transforms their torso, partially camouflaging their entire body into a highly textured wall, striped running course, or for a single pooch--the leaves of the dense shrub.

The series, Knitted Camouflage, also features a collaboration with French street artist Monsieur Chat who painted one of his trademark cats on the walls of a derelict factory for the photographer. You can have a glimpse behind the scenes of Ford's photographic projects on his Facebook and Instagram.