One of our favorite graphic designers and go-to’s for inspiration, Midnight Marauder, has created an online poster exhibition celebrating maverick film director Robert Altman and his films.
“The purpose of this exhibition was to pay homage to Altman the man and Altman the filmmaker. Working on his vast body of Films in the old traditions of some of my favorite poster designers. Some of my biggest Influences as a designer have come from the Eastern European (Polish, Czech and German) posters of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Artists such as Hans Hillman, Isolde Monson-Baumgat, Karel Vaca and Roman Cieslewicz just to name a few. It is with that in mind that I have worked on over 50 + posters for this project. Carefully picking the right colors, fonts and composition was crucial for this project to succeed. Focusing on Altmans’ many lively characters and Themes, jumping from genres to genres was a big challenge. I wanted to be limited with my resources, not relying on film stills all the way. Thinking outside the box was very important, but not over doing it was equally important.
Along the way I learned a lot about Altman the man, his passion for filmmaking was enormous and his many troubles with the Hollywood Studio system. His love for his many different acting troupes, his Dailies that were opened to pretty much anybody, have become legendary. His failures and flops, turned into cult classics and masterpieces. Ultimately he lived to fight another fight. He had amazing support from his colleagues, close friends and producers, but especially his wife Katryn Altman and his family.” —Midnight Marauder
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Goya fruit. Part of the famous “Okinawa diet” and believed to be a key contributor to the health and longevity of the Ryukyu island people of Japan. May 2013, Okinawa Japan
One of the many mausoleums at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The lighting was really pretty that day.
Went out location scouting at this carnival down the freeway the other day. Turned out this was the last day of the carnival in New Orleans which was a bummer for the shoot, but the move to Baton Rouge means I’ll be road tripping soon! In between snapping stills for scouting I was experimenting with the awesome bokeh the neon lights emitted when out of focus. Digital can be so pure sometimes that I can appreciate breaking the perfectness.
New Orleans, Canon 5D MKII with 35mm nikon prime
Macro shot of a Tulip from Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto, CA.
Sunday beach day.