Sunday, 17 July 2011
Portrait of Devendra Banhart, to be filed under 'Bands' in the Portfolio.
The look of Mr Banhart in this piece was inspired by the 'Carmensita' video, a favourite of mine. Added to that the aesthetic of the 'Cripple Crow' album insert.
As mentoned in this interview (5:50ish), Devendra Banhart prefers to leave background sounds in his recordings and just letting everything happen. I was thinking about this while carefully and meticulously arranging the elements of this image in Photoshop. Here there is little sponteneity unless intentionally created. This is something I'm going to try to remedy as everything being just right is getting on my nerves a little.
Symmetry spirit monster creation