This expression reminds me of me.
The above photo is of the delightful Nai Palm from the spunky band, Hiatus Kaiyote. As busy as life gets one must take time to enjoy all the pleasures on offer. I kinda half surprised the hubby (a certain gig was not listed on the calender and caused some planning drama….so we had to chat about the surprise which made it, well, no longer a surprise but a known) and we flew to Melbourne to go and see Hiatus Kaiyote at the last of their Wednesday residencies at Howler in Brunswick. To say they were impressive is true. They are certainly a band to watch… and well listen to. Definitely.
One of my recent assignments at Tafe has been to come up with a “treatment” for a music portrait. Above is what I came up with. Love the photo of Hayden Hack, but love it even more now. I looked to afrobeat stars such as Fela Kuti for inspiration as well as CD releases such as Ghana Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 -1981 and Nigerian Special 1970 -76. I really dig the design of these CD covers. Most afrobeat posters, CD covers etc consist of blocks of bold colours, the person desaturated with a colour wash over them. This is what I was emulating with the above poster.
It’s been a long time between posts. I have started my course. I am busy. But oh so INSPIRED! Above is one of my assignments. A composite image. I have never really created a “real” composite image before, but am excited by the possibilities. I have oodles of ideas for other composite images.
I love the fact that you can create a fantasy world and tell a completely surreal story. I am all for photoshop in this regard and am stoked with all the new skills I have. Here’s to creativity in motion. Here’s to taking steps towards your dreams. Create your world. Live it. Love it. x