I spent the last few weeks working on a brand new photography magazine I co-found: VIRTUOGENIX. It’s scheduled to come out next month (September 2017), first in the UK and mainland Europe, then in the US, Canada, and the rest of the world. If you happen to visit bookstores or newsstands next month, take a peek and let me know what you think. In the meantime, you can check some tiny snippets of what you can expect to see in on our magazine’s IG feed.
Once I was done designing the magazine’s layout and retouching two of the photo stories featured in the magazine, I took a few day offs then started on a new personal project, a pseudo spec ad for a fictional tongue-in-cheek/surrealistic product: Iðunn – Eternal Youth Rejuvenator.
The prop is made out of a real rotting apple, encrusted with Swarovski Crystals and cone spikes, and topped with a vintage perfume atomizer. (Additional images of the custom prop will be available for view on Angelica Brigade’s IG feed and blog by mid-September)
To create clean geometric reflection on the reflective/metallic part of the piece, I made a rather slap-dash modified zebra flag using stiffened felt, aluminum foil, and tape. I cut a hole near the lower part of the rectangle, just big enough to slip my camera lens in. It was a bit floppy, so I doubled it up.
I shot the piece alone and from various unusual angles. So, regular M flags wouldn’t work because I didn’t have an extra hand to hold the flag when I photographed the piece from above. The flag doesn’t look pretty, but it does the job.
The second part of this post will be accompanied with beauty shots. Stay tuned.