Project 1 process

January 25, 2010 |  by  |  Project One, Student Work, unfathomable  |  ,

I chose to do project 1 on Tom Waits, so the first thing I did was search for as many different images of him as I could. I then looked at stills from his movies, and the covers of his albums. I loved the tone of the cover of his CD Mule Variations, and a particular still from his movie Down by Law (1986).

mule variations down by law Alligator skin

It’s hard to tell, but in the middle image he’s holding a badass pair of boots, which are the inspiration for the various animal skins used as textures and backgrounds throughout (right is alligator skin).

robert parkeharrison Peter Beard

I like the bizarre, eerily dreamy looking photo work of Robert Parkeharrison (L), and the African safari collages of Peter Beard (R). So based on all of those references, these are the photoshop files I’m playing around with right now…

Miller Miller_TW2