On thy belly shalt thou go...
(Click the above thumbnail to see the full piece)

This is a quick, relatively loose photomanipulation that I produced as part of a film project I’m getting involved in, one that will hopefully benefit many people if it gets accepted and will also be a major joy to work on. I can’t go into a lot of details on what exactly the project is, but it’s religious in nature and I can at least mention this bit. I was recruited to help get this thing going and put a series of visuals together for the proposal itself, and then afterwards (assuming the best)  to do storyboarding and some art direction work.

Today, the would-be producer/director met with me at my place and we talked back and forth, debated and collaborated about the project, its conceptual roots and how best to depict  it visually. I did a couple quick sketches to see if I got what he was after (I did), and then I grabbed my camera, handed it to him and directed him to direct me (oh, the irony!) as I attempted to do poses that would work. He shutterbugged for a bit, then I took the results into Photoshop and cobbled the above pic together with some input from him along the way. This communicates a bit of his (and my) feeling about one particular sequence, wherein a certain prince of darkness gets a stern talking to whilst the light shines upon him.

Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

It’s an interesting experience working on an image of Old Scratch in anguish, and then remembering that it’s my face he’s wearing.


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