My brother has released a new CD and he needed some artwork. I’ve done abit of this previously. One of the songs is about being kept in stasis in a water tank (or something) so we did some pictures along those lines……
I started off by photographing Tom against a black background. In order to make it look like he was underwater we suspended his hair in the air with clips and fishing line.
Here he is looking stupid:
The breathing apparatus was cobbled together the night before from some bits and pieces I had lying about. The frame around the tank was made of plastic and shot separately on green screen then comped in later.
The water was created using a variety of particle systems in After Effects. I also used various distortion effects to create bubbles and ripples and various other elements such as coloured smoke were overlaid over the original image.
All in all quite a fun project. Here’s a Flickr gallery of all the images. Oh, and you can listen to the CD/EP, whatever it is, here.