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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.

Help the Crowdfunding campaign
Http://www.pozible.com/paulvanross

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Paul Van Ross mixes the Cuban Album

22 November.

Spent the day in studio with Tristan Ludowyk of Hope Street records.

Tristan’s attention to detail perfect for re mixing the recent Cuban Album I recorded in Havana with many famous musicians:

Paul Van Ross – tenor sax & flute

Changuito – timbales

Yoraldy Abreu Robles – conga, shekere, shaker, guiro

Alejandro Falcon – piano

Jorge Aragon – piano

Gaston Joya Perellada – double bass

Oliver Valdes – drums

 

One step closer.

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