Behind the scenes

On Friday Ricardo Van Lingen – photographer (standing on the ladder above), Rodrigue Porquet (shading under the embrela below) – model, Michael Thomson (drawing below) – artist and me, Wendren – directing (taking the photograph), created the scene for the PPC Cement Laptop Bag Photoshoot.

The concept was “to play” between 2D and 3D, static and movement which we achieved by literally combining the two.

Mike worked on various surfaces – from tar to raw cement, using charcoal and chalk. He drew a wheelbarrow, cement mixer, bicycle and a life-size ‘men-at-work’ sign: they were artworks. The worst part was washing them away afterwards becuase they really looked amazing but that was what was agreed to with the property owners (even though half of the buildings had no owners and the buildings had been desolate for many years).

Our shoot came to an end with one miserable man who did not care for us taking photographs in a public space but that did not put a damper on the day at all – it was a great success and I am looking forward to seeing the final cut photographs.

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