Invisible Jumpers: Photographs of jumpers blending into their surroundings for an inventive 1,000-hour knitting project

Tokyo Lex © Joseph Ford. Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of Hoxton Mini Press and the artists.

What do two friends do when they combine their creative skills and love of photography and knitting? They create 'Invisible Jumpers', that's what.

Photographer Joseph Ford and "camouflage" knitting professional Nina Dodd have dedicated more hours than is reasonable to creating bespoke jumpers (for humans, animals and even bananas) that blend seamlessly into their surroundings – from bus seats to bushes, carpets to coastlines.

The resulting images are executed with such painstaking precision that should the camera, or jumper for that matter, move by an inch the illusion would unravel.

"I love the challenge of finding graphic locations, picking models who will fit well into them and then working with Nina’s knitting skills to blend them as seamlessly as possible," Ford told The Independent.

You can now enjoy this fun series in a new book by indie publisher favourite, Hoxton Mini Press. Containing images featuring 25 knitted items, behind the scenes photos and stories, there's even an introduction by acclaimed writer and gallerist Laura Noble. One to add to the Christmas gift wish list, dare we mention it?

Bus © Joseph Ford

Bus © Joseph Ford

Mady & Monette © Joseph Ford

Mady & Monette © Joseph Ford

Escalator © Joseph Ford

Escalator © Joseph Ford

Beachy Head © Joseph Ford

Beachy Head © Joseph Ford

Fishing © Joseph Ford

Fishing © Joseph Ford

Norman Cook © Joseph Ford

Norman Cook © Joseph Ford

Banana © Joseph Ford

Banana © Joseph Ford

This Side Up © Joseph Ford

This Side Up © Joseph Ford

Knit Rat © Joseph Ford

Knit Rat © Joseph Ford