It’s quite easy. You just get a good pen, 250 copies of the photograph I made from the Emerge campaign, some patience and a little of organization. Of course at some point, you’ll feel like Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in Kubrick’s The Shining… Anyway, it was pleasure to go through this ink marathon for a beloved client, Periscope Agency.
Some times has passed since I had the opportunity to shoot a music video. But I was glad to draw some images around the music of Tatiana Platon’s songs. Stay around to watch this flicks this autumn… Meanwhile, here are some sketches and photograms.
I spend some times toying around Periscope’s logo and maybe, in the end, it turned into a personal obsession. At least it weaved a story around a ring of the ring.
Here are some spins of from the film Emerge by Digital made for Periscope. I couldn’t stop editing and cutting the rushes…
Motion, motion, motion, framed and stopped in their vivid attitude. Or are they part of the global communication plot? You tell me, I’m just the messenger…
Where do ideas of photographs come from? I like to think that they emerge first from the mind (hopefully). Then they take a nap on the surface of a sheet of paper. That’s where they are the most vulnerable. They could be torn apart, scratched by a giant cat, sent to oblivion by a splash of coffee… Yeap, it is almost for them as it is for a defensless prey in the harsh wildlife.
I'm not a big fan of "behind the scene" explanations, but it may be pleasant to explore some memories. Those one are related to a recent job we did for a communication agency, Periscope. They asked for a carte blanche. So anything starts with ink on paper. And dianthus, when the season is right.
And with some help of my furry friend.
It's never stressed enough to point the importance of shooting in a confortable, nice and warm environment. In this case, in Onzième Lieu, Paris.
It delivers energy to wonder on the paths of your idea.
What would the words «Emerge by digital» look like in pictures? What would be the visual story behind this tagline? That is what the french agency Periscope asked me some weeks ago. And I was extremely enthousiastic to storm my mind around the edges of this concept.
How to picture the «digital»?
First, let’s clear the obvious: escape from clichés, use your instinct as a compas to chart new territories. Yeld to an odd siren call. Slope down to deep waters where imagination takes over mundane triviality. And emerge to the hidden face of ideas. At last, vibrations take shapes, light becomes language, the world transmute into harmony and meaning. Then, it sounds right.
Challenge accepted! Vibes, liquids, colours, I couldn’t wait to put my hands on them and film this emerging universe, life.
Model Dorien Pauwels is staring as the siren under the supervision of makeup artist Mathieu De Mayer.
If pictures where motion pictures...
Let's resume to living our week as if everyday was a movie...
Monday looks like Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Tuesday feels like Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Wednesday: Peeping Tom (1960)
Thursday: Stargate (1994)
Friday: Lifeboat (1944)
5 days in Cinecolor...
Monday: Waterworld (1995)
Tuesday: Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Wednesday: The Others (2001)
Thursday: The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Friday: Cabiria (1914)
Spring is slowly turning into summer, here in Paris. Let's change for an appropriate allure and for celebrating this metamorphosis. We will be good nymphaeas for a couple weeks.