Memory of My Wardrobe

The Memory of My Wardrobe

Photographer Ida Taavitsainen


Price: $40.00

  • Publication Date: November 18, 2014
  • Imprint: Booth-Clibborn Editions
  • Trim Size: 10 58 x 13 14
  • ISBN: 9781861543462
  • Page Count: 112
  • Rights: North America

The Memory of My Wardrobe, a project by Finnish photographer Ida Taavitsainen, explores the personal narratives given to clothing inherited or simply handed down to her by her family. Over the years, she acquired a lot of clothes, many once belonging to people she never knew—her great-great-grandmother, for instance—but all with family ties. The clothes interested her: What were their histories? What had they gone through before she started wearing them? What stories do a ripped seam or the faded color of a fabric tell? Here, her care­fully composed still-life photographs and brief anecdotes tell a charming tale—a family album full of stories but without people.

About the author

Ida Taavitsainen was born in 1987 in Helsinki and is currently working on her master’s degree in photography at the Royal College of Art, London. She prefers analog photography—color and black‑and‑white—and hand-prints most of her work in the darkroom.