CD ARTWORK Late Bloomer "Distraction from Destruction", 2016.
Abstract, geometric patterns by hand sewing silk thread onto black velvet aiming to create artwork with a high degree of technical precision that also felt organic as reflected in the music.
Tommy Crane is a New York based drummer and composer. Distraction from Destruction was created with collaborators David Moore (Bing and Ruth), Greg Chudzik, Simon Jermyn, and Colin Killalea (Albert Hammond Jr.), who co-produced and engineered the record at a private studio in central Virginia. http://www.doubleberg.com
CD + LP ARTWORK Andrew Keoghan " Every Orchid Offering", 2016.
A photo series inspired by the concept of the big city façade. Photographing transparent mannequin parts and gritty black and white images to represent the temptations and thrills of the big city, the artifice that it can represent and our quest to find a deeper connection with people through this experience.
Andrew Keoghan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter who lives in Los Angeles. http://www.andrewkeoghan.com
CD ARTWORK Curtis Macdonald "Scotobiology", 2016.
Scotobiology, "the biology of darkness" features alto saxophonist Curtis Macdonald, bassist Christopher Tordini and drummer Craig Weinrib in a spacious, intimate light. During the creative process, Macdonald came across my photographs of exotic mushrooms. Inspired by the powerful regeneration capabilities of Fungi, and their inherent visual beauty, Macdonald meditated on the this raw and humble life form that can transform the most polluted things into fresh new fertile ground.
Curtis Macdonald is a Canadian born, New York based saxophonist and composer whose works blend sound design and improvisation. http://www.curtismacdonald.com
CD + LP ARTWORK + MUSIC VIDEO / Sarah Neufeld - Hero Brother / 2014 / 16mm FILM
Inspired by the world of "Hero Brother", mysterious and subterranean in feel, the album artwork and video was shot on 16mm film in the Howe Caverns in NY. Neufeld explores the cave and performs “Tower” 156 feet below the surface. The cavernous space complimented both the acoustics and broader themes of the album.
Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre and has performed and recorded with many other groups, including The Luyas, Esmerine and Little Scream. Her debut solo album Hero Brother was recorded in Berlin by pianist and producer Nils Frahm, with Neufeld’s performances captured in a number of locations with site-specific acoustics, including an abandoned geodesic dome and an underground parking garage. http://www.sarahneufeldmusic.com
VIDEO / Sarah Neufeld " Tower"
CD + LP ARTWORK / Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2 - Judges / 2011
An exploration of themes of isolation and transcendence. The complexity of the record inspired me to create a 3D world by photographing laser glass etchings and creating digital collages from the images. As a material and methodology choice (as opposed to drawing or physically building an image) it evoked the recording process, where sounds were gathered and later reassembled in the mix.
Colin Stetson is an American saxophonist. He is best known as a regular collaborator of the indie rock acts Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Bell Orchestra. New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is Stetson’s second solo record, captured entirely live in single takes at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango studio, with no overdubs or looping, using over 20 mics positioned close and far throughout the live room. Guest vocals by Laurie Anderson and Shara Worden. http://www.colinstetson.com
CD + LP ARTWORK / Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3 - To See More Light / 2012
Imagery inspired by a rich, multi-layered sonic world that felt alien but human. Using the open source 3D graphics and animation program, Blender, we created a world that focus on the perspective of an eagle in flight, a theme that Stetson connected with deeply.
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is the fourth studio album by Canada-based saxophonist Colin Stetson, released by Constellation Records in 2013. It is the final part of a trilogy of albums that also encompasses New History Warfare Vol. 1 (2007) and New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (2011).
CD + LP ARTWORK + MUSIC VIDEO + LIVE CONTENT / Arcade Fire - Neon Bible / 2007 / 16mm FILM
A series inspired by themes on the album. A dystopian vision expressed via symbolism and iconography. I designed a six-foot neon sign, then shot it on 16mm film on a black backdrop in a hotel room. The neon was caught mid flicker to produce the image for the cover. Additional 16mm film images were created for booklet, website and for live projection at shows.
Arcade Fire is a Canadian-American indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. Neon Bible is their second studio album.
VIDEO / Arcade Fire" Black Mirror "
Interactive version here: http://www.arcadefire.com/blackmirror
VIDEO / Arcade Fire "Swimmers"
An excerpt used for web & live show content neonbible.com/yope.html
VIDEO / Complex Geometries "Prism"
A promo video for the fashion label, Complex Geometries. Inspired by the works of photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld. Featuring choreographer and Dancer, Dana Michel.