Saturday, 25 April 2015

Introducing 'Go Bellatrix'

I have had the great honour of working with a truly talented photographer both for the EP artwork and for the upcoming album artwork.  Sarah Burrows and I actually went to primary school together, but we haven't seen each other since we were 11 years old.  On meeting her again I was fascinated to find she had just completed a photography course and was looking for opportunities and direction for this.

Role on an evening walking through Ipswich while she found interesting and unusual ways of photographing me for the album.  Sarah was wonderful to work with because at no point did I feel either pressured or silly, meaning that she got some really natural shots that I love and just keep using.

The artwork for 'The Doll's House' EP was quite specific.  In my head it was blues and indigos with some kind of reference to the night sky.  The CD explores themes of 'hidden' and 'secret' and this needed to be expressed in the artwork, but I had no idea how.  Sarah solved this.  We already had some 8mm film footage of my playing guitar in the garden at the studio.  Sarah projected this onto a wall in its negative form and took photographs of the moving images.  The results were just what I wanted but couldn't describe and are now proudly shown on the EP sleeve.

You can see more of Sarah Burrows work at https://instagram.com/gobellatrix/

This is the EP picture that I love!




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