Exploring the idea that the places I grew up in and live in make me who I am today.
My enviroment shapes my personality, my likes, my accent - everything.
Each image is taken in a part of the area in which I live in - Bradford.
I was born here and I grew up here. I'm even proud to be from here!
Places taken in:
A Coffee/book shop
On The Train
I think that's all.
Taken with a Image Polaroid camera. I used this camera becuase I love the
imperfections - it also suited the idea I was trying to achieve. Polaroids seems more
personal and real than most photographic forms.
Also, the imperfections kinda reflect that everyone of us has imperfections,
they are apart of our personality.
I am not an illustrator. The hands are royalty-free artwork obtained from Liquid Library.
EDIT 1-19-10: Well, looks like I didn't win! It's all good, though. Please go and congratulate the winners of the contest, and above all, remember the core message of love and equality that is the basis of the whole thing.
Many thanks to those of you who faved this piece, and those who stopped by to offer a kind word.
This illustration was done for the INCEPTION: The Big Under Graphic Comic Cover Art Contest. Done in Photoshop. The whole piece took 6 and a half hours to complete, and I've compressed it to 10 minutes for your HD viewing pleasure.
Check out the HD painting process video here [link]
Inspiration from the Tool song named "10,000 days."
The final verse of the song is...
Daylight dims leaving cold fluorescents. Difficult to see you in this light. Please forgive this bold suggestion, but Should you see your Maker's face tonight, Look Him in the eye, look Him in the eye, and tell Him: "I never lived a lie, never took a life, but surely saved one. Hallelujah, it's time for you to bring me home."
That last sentence stuck in my brain and all I could see was a woman on her knees, bedraggled, screaming to the heavens to be taken home.