Beguiling bits and pieces

There’s something romantic about a photograph that’s been stuck to the wall with tape for longer than anyone can remember, dog-eared and torn and a fixture that’s become part of a room, imprinted with something so loved or at least so accepted that its subject matter outlives the raggedy paper it’s printed on. Though it’s pages are dark and almost look as if they’ve been left and forgotten, that’s what Michael Donovan‘s Bits and Pieces shoot calls to mind. The overall effect, the images like faded memories held together with black tape, almost outshines everything else about the shoot. I say almost – because underneath the scrap paper effect is Donovan’s striking photography and styling by Katie Burnett that’s dusted with edgy accessories, like leather harnesses that are unmistakably Zana Bayne pieces.

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The shoot was featured in the third issue of PULP Magazine – also the first of the magazine’s issues to be distributed in print. You can view all of the shoot by clicking on the thumbnails.

Head to to see more work of Michael Donovan’s photography.

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