X-Press Magazine Cover
Composite photo montage
X-Press Magazine was running a story about Perth bands destroying 2012 and commissioned me to create a cover image. I proposed a composite image of members from four different bands literally destroying the city.
- Art Direction
- Photo Editing
- Photo Compositing
Initial Concept and Inspiration
With the concept of bands destroying the city I drew inspiration from kaiju films and associated spinoffs. Godzilla, King Kong and Rampage but with larger than life band members in place of the monsters.
After some rough initial planning I went out and photographed the city buildings with a wide anlge lens titled up. This framed the scene and gave me a good reference point. So I could plan the poses, positioning and point of view needed for the band member photoshoots. With the help of a few props and some lighting inside an improvised studio the band members really got into character for each frame.
The final image was delivered to X-Press so their in house graphic designer could apply the final treatment and copy before printing.