So not only did we get to work with one of our favorite bands again (if you haven't checked them out yet, do yourselves a favour and head over to Old Time Machine's facebook page to see what they're up to lately), but we also got to collaborate with one of our favorite local artists, Joseph Tisiga as well...
So some of you may remember the press shots we did for OTM last year that went a little something like this:
Although it sounds like a fairly simple process, it actually took a lot of work. The 'statues' are actually all small hand-cut out images that Joseph collected, which were then individually shot in the studio attached to tiny skewers to hold their shape.
The logs, borrowed from a friend's wood pile, were then all also photographed individually.
And then there's the hand-painted background...this came about as we were trying to think of what the backdrop would be when suddenly, joseph pulled a paintbrush out of his pocket (because he just happened to have one there...unreal), dipped it into his cup of coffee, and started to paint on a piece of paper...so simple, yet it fit the final image perfectly.
Then there were the portraits themselves which were each shot and processed separately.
And finally, Gary then also created individual shadows for each statue in order to create the depth he was looking for in the final image. He then also added a light texture and color wash to the entire piece so that it had a cohesive feel.
And the result??
A GBP, Old Time Machine and Joseph Tisiga collaboration that looks a little something like this:
Hope you guys enjoy it...and be sure to stay tuned as their newest single, "All the While" is going to be release May 28th and it is gonna be DOPE! In fact, you can stream it early here!