A rework of the classic Pink Floyd – The dark side of the moon created for Deposit photos.
Depositphotos brought together 19 artists to reimagine 19 all-time legendary record covers. Covering everything from The Beatles to Sigur Ros, from Aladdin Sane to Kid A.
Alex approached me with the brief inviting me to pick a cover and reimagine the artwork for 2017. I selected The dark side of the moon to set myself a challenge of recreating such an iconic cover.
After experimenting with 3D techniques I settled on a photographic approach, using a prism, lasers & smoke. After a session of experimentation I found the perfect setup achieving good results in camera.
With some minor adjustments in Post and some complimentary typography my cover was complete. Here is my result.
View the project here:
Surreal worlds & simple geometric light. Inspired by the mood & cinematography of this piece.
A collaboration with photographer Matt Goff for The Amazons self-titled debut album, scheduled for release on 2nd June 2017.
Fiction Records approached me with an image of the van on a hill overlooking Reading shot by Matt Goff, reference imagery was supplied and the brief was to set the van on fire!
The fire and smoke was achieved layering up a combination of Photoshop brushes and stock images, around 450 layers in total. The van was scorched using the Photoshop burn tool. Photo filters, grain, blur and distortion were added to give the image an extra sense of realism.
“The album artwork has had a great response so far on social media. Sorry to the fans if the illusion has been shattered, but no van’s were harmed in the creation of the artwork.
“Black Hole” is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.
The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.
A select few of my Noise Five Launch photos featured Attik’s website!
I was at the launch as part of the Subism team, Subism were commissioned to produce a wall of live artwork featured at the launch. 2 of Subism’s artists N4T4 and Phil Blake (Philth) drew inspiration from a double page spread from Noise Five. The artwork evolved over the evening and featured a little surprise as the lights dimmed the glow in the dark spray paint was activated.
Subism has also been involved with charity events, community art projects & murals. “We brought Subism on board for the launch of our latest book, NoiseFive. We were really impressed by the unique element they brought to the event, they worked to bring the book to life through live art and innovative use of materials. A great young company with a bright future ahead.”
James Sommerville, Co-Founder and Creative Director @ ATTIK
Take a look at the photos from the launch at: attik.com
For my full set of images take a look at my flickr gallery:
Subism are proud to be one of the first stockists of Noise Five – Visit the Subism Shop
As part of the Subism team I helped organise the Subism Glug Networking events in Nottingham & London.
Glug #8 at Brownes Nottingham – Subism hosted a gallery & live drawing.
“Subism have put on a great party at the last two Glug events in Nottingham and London. As well as being pretty damn good at their art, they are also top people. They bring together loads of different styles of graffiti and illustration and will take over any canvas, wall or anything you put in front of them and come up with the goods. Definitely highly recommended!”
Gemma Ballinger, Development Manager @ Studio Output Nottingham
Glug #11 at The Queen of Hoxton – Subism arranged illustrators to work on the stairwell walls and upstairs on the roof.
“You don’t really know what to expect when you ask a bunch of illustrators to paint your walls. Playing safe has never really been the point of our events but the Subism team turned up and just got on with it. As you can see from the pictures everyone brought something different in terms of creative and whilst wildy different in style the work was all absolutely quality.”
Ian Hambleton, Partner / Account Director @ Studio Output London
Glug Nottingham Flickr Set
Glug London Flickr Set
The design legend was fist on at OFFF 09. He talked about dangerous design, telling us to “make trouble” and “take risks”. Neville Showed past work and took us through the redesign of the Times Newspaper. However did reminded me slightly of a history of a design lecture at college.
Karsten Schmidt (TOXI & POSTSPECTACULAR)//
I had been looking forward to seeing Karsten at OFFF. I have been following his work for a while now. His presentation met my expectations, presenting an outstanding range of work, from his involvement with universal everything to work for Audi & Nokia.
U.V.A showed us an impressive array of audio generated visuals for Massive Attack & The Chemical Brothers. An installation for V&A and some impressive interactive work.
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