I decided to re-approach the cover art for Flight of the Atom Bee, my first release ever. I originally purchased the rights to this photo from an Italian photography husband and wife team when I first released the album.
I was too chicken to show the nipple on its release and my choice of fonts was wrong. And the Bee was too small.
For a few years, I used a completely different image.
While I love the concept here and the font treatment, the illustration itself, based on a photograph I took, isn’t quite up to par.
So I decided to resurrect the original image, free the nipple and rethink the fonts and layout. I’m very happy with the result.
You can listen to and buy Flight of the Atom Bee, a technicolor journey through the, bold, bright, and beautiful realms of analog synthesis, here.
I’ve been building a photo studio where I now live ~ this amazing raw warehouse space in East Oakland. We finally got this big old display case out of the spot where all the natural light comes in from the two rows of clerestory window that rise up from the roof above. I put up a backdrop and shot a couple pictures with my phone. Can’t wait to get a real photographer in here to do test shots. I may need to get more gear, i.e., diffusions screens, because the light can get pretty intense.
I also put up backdrop rack on the opposite side of the main room and took a couple pictures there as well.
We had our first photoshoot at the Pixilation Studio + Gallery the other day, with the beautiful and wonderful Kiya Tiana. Jody Frost was shooting with a DSLR and I was documenting the shoot for our upcoming Indiegogo campaign to build out and equip the studio. Stay tuned.