THE ARTIST AS SANTA - 2015
Since 2011 I have spent my Christmases with my partner's family in Lapland. During this festive period it is traditional for a relative or friend of the family to play Santa and deliver the presents to all the eager kids. Wanting to keep Christmas alive I have never vounteered for this role, nor have I ever been asked.
One cold Christmas Eve after my partner's brother had finished playing Santa I decided to borrow his costume and head out into the local woods to take this portrait. The resulting portrait was used to make a Christmas postcard that is distributed every year, offering an alternative image to the stereotypical depictions of Santa Claus promoted worldwide. If you would like a free postcard to circulate please contact via email.
*Warning - Depending on region this card may not be suitable for children under 8 years old.