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2D photoshoot for Cuban album cover with Paul Van Ross

8th July 2014.

Today was AMAZING. A photoshoot with a difference.

Last year my incredible friend and fellow artist Michael Teo said “I want to take the photo for your next album cover”.

Well, today was the day. A week ago we caught up for a meeting and Michael shows me several photos outlining a 2D concept whereby people were painted to look like a painting. They looked sensational. I often had to look closer to see that it actually wasn’t a painting….thick brush strokes, beautiful colours….I LOVED IT.

So, I spent the week finding suitable clothing in opp shops that would suit my frame and that paint would adhere to well. Also managed to source a saxophone that we could paint.

Michael, the photographer, had in mind a particular make up artist, Ollie Savage, to do the painting. She was Sooooooo enthusiastic and excited about doing the project.

So Today it came to fruition. A collaboration between artists – musician, make up artist, photographer. Today the concept became reality.

In summary:

– 11 hours standing relatively still
– 1 hour taking photos
– 20 tubes of acrylic paint
– 50 paint brushes
– 1 painted tenor saxophone
– painted shoes, jeans, shirt, vest & tie
– 7 organic apples, 4 coffees, 4 slices of pizza
– Lots of pins and needles in the legs
– 3 extremely patient people with a vision
– 1 make up artist lost in my armpits (working non stop for 12 hours)
– many touch ups
– lots of laughs

= 1 x 2 dimensional looking sax player

A truly memorable day.

Ever grateful to Michael Teo & Ollie Savage.

Can’t wait to get the pic for the album cover.

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