My favourite aspect when making posters are the backgrounds. Here are a selection of poster backgrounds created in the last year using my own photographs and Photoshop.
A continuous project.
Dissertation: Is Fashion Photography Art?
For my dissertation, I decided to explore the realms of fashion photography to try and discover if it was an art form or just a marketing tool for the fashion designers and consumers. I created a magazine in which to display this information as this is the most common media fashion photography is displayed.
Penguin Design Awards: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
I was asked to create a front cover for the book 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey and to create insert illustrations. For the illustrations, I chose to concentrate on the main characters and how the lead character, McMurphy, influenced them. I looked at human anatomy and explored different body parts that related to the out comings of the characters. I carried on the theme of anatomy for my book cover and used the head as the main focal point. This was to round up the events of the book and for my illustrations to work in unison.
The Wasp Factory
This is an interpretation of the book 'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks. These are images through the eyes of Frank, a misunderstood child, who decides to kill members of his family from a young age. How he kills his victims are far from the usual techniques and I wanted to capture just that.