Project Description

Digital Post-production: Fashion Victims: The Pleasures & Perils of Dress in the 19th Century
Client: The Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Post-production of images shot in RAW file format for use in the exhibition Fashion Victims: The Pleasures & Perils of Dress in the 19th Century, and for use in the exhibition catalogue, and all marketing materials. Post-production included colour and exposure adjustments and conversion to other file formats such as JPG and TIFF.

In the basement archives of Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum, senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack pulls on a pair of pristine white gloves and gingerly picks up an emerald-green slipper from the 1860s with floral embroidery on the toe. “These tested positive for arsenic,” Semmelhack says, holding the dramatically narrow shoe. “As did these, as did these, as did these,” she says with a laugh, pointing to other pairs of green shoes laid out on a table. She is preparing for an upcoming exhibition called Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century, which examines the hazards found in the materials, production and wearing of garments.
The Globe and Mail