The question about working for free in creative business is probably as old as it gets. I bet there was some douchebag neanderthal not giving the fair share of meat to the cave painter because, after all, the artist would get exposure for his work. However, there is a time and place for “free work”, and this is a story of one of them times.
I’m not an environmental activist. I’m more or less a regular dude who hates taking out biowaste, still drives a diesel because it is cheaper and recycles plastic because my wife says so. I enjoy our Finnish lake views, clean air, and peaceful sunsets, but rarely think about losing them...until recently.
I have always loved movie posters and teaching photography and retouching. Now I started to combine both as I started a new section on my Youtube -channel where I teach people how to re-create certain iconic movie posters in Photoshop. I'm using stock images to create my replications and try to find matching images in my final images.
Some months ago I was selected to produce promotional images for a brand new mobile game Medals of War by Nitro games. This was once again project that just made me really excited since I definitely knew that I could make some amazing images for the company.
Black Light Discipline is a Finnish Electro-Metal band founded 2005. As they were about to release the new single The Ghost Door they approached me to produce a concept for their new promotional images.
I love creating images with plenty of story and I need to use certain techiques to get the light the way I want. On location I usually use limited gear, usually two Einchrom ELB400 which I use to create interesting light to the subjects and the enviroment.