Barefoot in the Park
There is always something special about creating a poster. First off, I like when 1000’s of them arrive and are eager to be hung.
However, working on a poster for a well known production can be difficult. As you want to create something new, or at least a little different. While still remaining true to the production.
How the images were created
While creating the foot image for the poster, I first went to the studio and photographed feet. After many hours of working with the images that I had shot I started over. The second time I reshoot the images in a flatbed scanner. I wanted the feet to look like they were being pressed on. That the bearfoot was altogether goo. The scanner provided a flatness to the toes – that I after. Made the toes slightly wider and more present.
At the same time I began to scan a collection of dry leafs. In Photoshop, the leafs were layered on top of one another.
You gotta love the tools of Photoshop. I wanted to create something that would pull the type design and the strong graphic of the feet. I wanted the image to soft, almost not seen. The leaf was the creation – painted mostly in Photoshop. The leaf was a really fun image to create.