Modus Vivendi is derived from Latin for the way of living and Sonitus means sound. With the three words together, my translation goes, “The way of living through sound.” I recently displayed my work for a show called Constellation which was put on by some great friends of mine, Jim Sheppard and Liz Simpson. For this show, I decided to showcase my live band photography for the first time. I carefully selected the works that had an overarching mood and similar elements which created complimenting compositions for me to work with. Each selected work was crafted and finalized in post-production using image layering and element elimination in order to create meloncholic-minimalist pieces. One of my main goals for this project was to capture the essence of each artist in the most endearing and obscure way.
View the rest of the series here.
I’m really excited to announce the early release of Tycho’s new album “Dive.” CD, vinyl, and direct download available over at the to ISO50 Shop. So far, I’ve ran through the album three or four times and I can’t get enough. This new music from Tycho has been long awaited and has far from disappointed. Looks like I’ll have my music set for my autumn/winter design sessions.
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I am also super excited for “The Years” EP by Memoryhouse which was just released late last month. The video above is a full stream of the EP with new and unreleased visuals by Jamie Harley. Jamie does a wonderful job capturing the emotion and feel of the music in the visuals with the dreamy, washed out, and psychedelic imagery. I’m really anxious for the full length LP now.
Also worth viewing: Quiet America by Memoryhouse.
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Here is the artwork for Tycho’s new album “Dive and the first single from it “Hours.” Scott Hansen never seizes to disappoint musically and artistically. What always draws me into Scott’s artwork for his music is his photography aesthetics. The colors, imagery, and mood are always in unison with the music. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
The “Hours” single is now available on iTunes.
Sacramento’s Electronic Music Festival was a great success. The energy there was like nothing I have ever seen before in Sac. I managed to get a few shots during The New Humans show on Friday and a lot of Saturday’s show of Paper Pistols, Sister Crayon, Tycho, and Dusty Brown. You can see more of the photos from the festival on my flickr photostream.
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Here is Scott Hansen’s (ISO50) latest work for his upcoming Tycho show in Toronto. I was stunned when I initially saw these because they look different than most of the work that he has done in the past while still portraying his signature style. In his recent work he has really utilizes the use of silhouettes as a central focal point for his designs. Scott has really become a master of layering using here about 20 image layers overlayed with various blending modes masking them with the woman’s silhouette. His excellent choice of color only enhances the composition in both posters.
To read more about his poster and upcoming show go to the ISO50 blog.
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I’ve been anxiously waiting for the new Tycho single, Coastal Break…and it is finally here. The official release date for the vinyl and digital is set for December 8th (my birthday…yay!). Pre-orders will start November 2nd which I am going to be all over. Scott Hansen (Tycho/ISO50) has amazed me once again with his flawless style of music and design. His choice of colors, imagery, and type treatment is absolutely breathtaking. The 12″ vinyl cover is fairly simple with a strong use of image and in the reverse he uses his type successfully creating soft breathing room. The vinyl will be coming with a limited edition poster of alternate artwork folded into each vinyl sleeve. Visit the ISO50 Shop.
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Last Saturday at Sacramento’s Launch Design and Music Festival, Tycho and Dusty Brown gave outstanding performances to a large crowd. Dusty Brown played right after Sister Crayon and then Tycho took the stage shortly after displaying visuals behind him on the stage. Later that night Dusty Brown and Tycho gave a rare performance (Dusty, Zac, Jessica, and Scott) of “A Circular Reeducation (remix)” electrifying the crowd. These are just a few of the photos I took and I am actually going to develop one more role. So I will probably have another post within the next few weeks. View more photos from Launch on my flickr page.