Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Women in Brighton
This one is no, too 60's film still
I don't think that the photo below can be used as a billboard, because we are constantly bombarded with false images that evoke the same kind of "disaster dread." The difference being, of course, that the image below is of the site of the BP catastrophe and has had a real impact on our lives. But LARGE, with no text, it will be easier to bypass that image as opposed to either abstract images or small, human-scale moments, which are almost never writ large like fictitious Armageddon images. This overhead shot isn't all the way out of the running yet, but I'm 95% no for it. It came to my mind immediately in constructing the billboard syntax but when I went to take a look at the visual congestion that's part of our landscape, I think it might get lost.
Flight Over Gusher Site
Film Still/Ad for Battle:LA
But this one? This 2/3s eaten or 1/3 left cake celebrating the Shrimp and Petroleum festival? This one is yes.
Posted by ZS at 10:10 AM