Saturday, December 4, 2010

Somwhere Over the Rainbow

This editorial was shot back in January of this year (2010), but was only finished in October.
I took on the challenge of drawing the cartoonish dimension to impose the figure as merely a mode of creative interest outside of the normal photography, then followed by some simple retouching. The cartoon spaces underwent several developments, from just mere matching of colours, to a repetition of patterns, to what you are seeing now. The final development of the cartoon environment came when the editor of XO magazine suggested that the images would best suit the theme of the publication with a more surreal approach; hence the final images.

For the tech savy photographers, I work with a Wacom intuos tablet and an IMac 27 quad core and images were shot with a Nikon D300 and a nikkor 17-55 f2.8 lens.

I'm definitely looking forward to doing another project such as this one. Let me know what you think about the publication. 

Magazine : XO Magazine, Winter issue 2010/ Styling & makeup: Dexter 3D Pottinger/ Styling assistant: Turac Samuel/ Model: Chevonese Fender
Designer: Barry Moncrieffe