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.
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.
Have you ever seen a figure of a woman in front of a ship? Ever wondered what’s that about? Well I have, and found out that the figureheads were popular with the early sailors because the ships were treated as a living thing.
Capturing a feeling on the film, relaying an emotion with a camera. This is what great movies do, and this is what I aspire to do with my images. This time I welcome you to the world of Gilead trough my camera.