Monthly Archives September 2014

Off The Record: 2014

Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was censored in the UK with a sticker covering the cigarette.   The Model I’ve been wanting to do this album cover since the beginning of the project.  When I saw Christopher with his curly blonde locks, I knew he was the perfect model.  The only remaining obstacle was to get him into such an unusual pose- and keep him from eating the candy cigarette. After a little trial and error, we finally got the shot. The Process Once the photographic images was arranged and composited, the next task was to get
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Off The Record: Rock and Soul

Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising that my boys both like the songs very much.  Darryl Hall and John Oates have had this band going since 1970 and you have to pretty good friends to stick together for that long.  That’s why I knew it was a perfect cover when Heather suggested it for Dean and Beau’s contribution to the series. The Album The photography portion of this one was pretty easy.  I just had to get the boys in a pose that somewhat followed the original. The difficult part was the post-production-specifically, how to get that drawing-type
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