Shot concept for Revolt from the Singles Table
Everything worth remembering is a journey into the self - which, when completed, we look back upon with awe…wondering what it would be like to tap that essential nerve again.
Sometimes ideas evolve over time. I originally shot my Doc Marten Purple combat boot as a self-portrait with a pair of biker goggles and sunglasses, and for some reason when I was shooting Arctica for the Protestlove marketing concept for Revolt from the Singles Table I just sort of figured she would look cool with goggles and a combat boot as well. The strange layering in Photoshop with graffiti eyes and nuclear explosion were used earlier as a concept for a portrait I shot at the Portrait Drinks 1.0 party I threw a year ago.
As part of the marketing concept for Revolt from the Singles Table I’ve brainstormed up the Protestlove campaign, and have started shooting the images for it. The first shoot was with Arctica from ModelMayhem. The other images are more protest oriented in the visual sense. However, I was doing some mindmapping on my iPod touch using iBlueSky and decided it would be cool to throw some welding goggles together with my Defend Detroit hat and a flower. The hat is from Defend Detroit, which I bought at the www.insidedetroit.org welcome center (1253 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226). As a bonus the hat is super warm for the Swiss ski slopes - function and great design all in one package.
After working through some marketing ideas for Revolt from the Singles table I decided to put together a collection of image to connect passages from the book to the Protestlove concept. The first idea I had was a hippy-like protester holding up signs with the no-love symbol and painted some protest signs with passages from the book on them.
For another concept I had I still need to get some blowtorch nozzles. This second concept is sort of inspired by the Comedian from Watchmen. However, I won’t be likely to to fire up a full-size flamethrower in my apartment, so a post-processing philosophy will be adopted for the flame.
I didn’t plan it, but most likely the first images will be processed and put up on the net sometime around St. Valentin’s day 2010.