- hello neville, thank you for your interview. Last night you attended POSE magazine’s much awaited fashion show! do tell us what was it like?
Clearly for POSE magazine itself, it was a night to remember! when it came to originality, style and of course… beauty, they’ve always made it to the front page of every magazine, especially Fashion Extraordinaire.You know, they are very particular about their shows,
everything from lighting, colour, mood etc. they couldn’t afford to risk anything at all, like if anything went wrong or something didn’t go according to plan … totally unacceptable! … But, this time, someone decided to do just that! risk it all … literally strike a pose on the catwalk!
- Interesting … and who is this ‘someone?’
Sighhh … That’s a million dollar question …
… she is Celine … yeah … she’s very special, but not in everyone’s eyes. She was pushed around, ignored, overworked, nobody took care of her.
But, she continued working for POSE magazine against all odds. She was at every model’s beck and call … do this … do that … even insulted!
- That’s really bad, i’m sorry to hear that… but i can’t help but wonder about something … you mentioned earlier that she wanted to risk everything … just to pose on the catwalk? … that’s kind of strange don’t you think? was she a model?
No … not at all … ironically … that’s the beauty of it all! she wanted to live the moment … feel what had to be felt! as i said before, it was a
risk she was willing to take! which as a matter of fact, she did! … just before the show could end, before the last model could go in, celine just
stopped whatever she was doing and started to make her way toward the bright lights, the music, the crowd! she just wanted to feel like or very much be … a supermodel!
- Gosh! go on … go on … what happened next?!
Just as she stepped out, complete silence! all eyes on celine! everyone was shocked! she looked around, confused … frozen … it was now or never, the only thing left to do was to move forward, better to lose her job with dignity rather in fear and disgrace! she started off with her first few steps, still not making any connection with the crowd … suddenly, the music was back on! … but hey! a different track
altogether! she was wondering what in the world is going on?! everyone was looking at each other, and then back at her again! nodding their heads, clapping a little … they were beginning to accept her! … the music started to grow stronger and stronger after each and every step!
if i remember correctly … i think they’re were playing ’ something about you ’ by jamelia … it was amazing!
- haha…yeah!! that truly is amazing! and what about the other models? they must’ve been wondering what was going on!
Oh yes! … they weren’t happy at all! more like she stole their thunder! hahahaha … but they deserved it! she pretty much shocked them the most, on a much more higher note … she pretty much shocked POSE magazine! who immediately decided to fire her for her so called
act! they didn’t want her to shine at all, she was just regarded as something that was kept aside, not to be looked at. On the other hand, I guess the crowd saw true beauty for what it really is, no one can take that away from her.
- magical! wish i was there to see her too!
You will … all in its artistic wonder! this experience will be perfect for CGsociety’s Strange Behaviour Challenge!
- That’s fantastic! … it’ll be like a dedication to her! i can’t wait to see all the people and obviously … her as well!
yes! … that’s the idea … but, people won’t be people, they’ll be depicted as robots.
actually, i don’t want to show the same old scene with human models and human crowd, something different is needed, like mechanical
beauty and human emotions being exploited.
- human emotions being exploited? please elaborate …
well, have you wondered, how we humans radically choose the ones we should like or be with by keeping the first basic condition in place … looks …
Whenever there’s a newcomer at college or at our workplace, we always tend to think … what’s she like? he doesn’t talk much … she looks wierd! … he’s so geeky! … eeek! he smells!! … or the best yet …
“hey! bet 10 bucks you can’t get a date with her tonight!” with the fact that you’re so ugly that you certainly won’t get a date but owe your
pal 10 bucks… and oh! … he knew that along …
To be very honest, we do consider these people ‘strange’ , always wondering how they were born to look that way or how they seem to act that way too. But, the bottom line is, Why can’t we see them for ‘themselves’ and not for ourselves. I think, we’re ones who are strange enough to think like that.
- i see … and what was your source of inspiration?
Topping my inspiration list ; “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden and the movie directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Steven Spielberg.
Followed by, “Ugly Betty” , also, these soundtracks definately fit the bill ;
“Something about you” by Jamelia" , “Flawless” by George Micheal and “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
as for our Celine … that’s right … this was her wish … her moment … her night … the night everyone saw her in raw form, the way she really is … what she is … the night she finally lost her job … but then too, the night she became … “the SHOWSTOPPER!”
my thanks to all my friends who stuck by me thick and thin! your suggestions and constant encouragement kept me going further and further! but most of all, i thank God! who (touchwood) kept me awake through the night! and always giving me new ideas and ways to do things carefully.
vivek(vivudude), nerdyninja, SteevieWoo, Jeffparadox, Remko, ashiataka, Hiun, MartinNielsen, Mdavid, Musi, Ferx, Obigert, AlonChou, AxelAlonso,
NinjaA55N, guterrez, DougFerreira, jassar, Pseudomodeling … and all the other memebers! i thank you all once again! you all rock the house! wishing you the very best for this challenge! god bless!
>> Software used : Photoshop & Depth of field generator pro
Technical information : due to the enormous file sizes ( ranging from 200 - 400 MB) five master files were created, one contained the main model, the second had the peeping bigbot and crowd, the third had the jealous model with the extra crowd details, the fourth contained the entire composition with more details and fixups ending with the fifth, which had all the layers flattened for the depth of field treatment.
depth map was created in photoshop itself with a big reference help from www.dofpro.com with which i used the depth of field generator pro plugin which is without a doubt … simply mindblowing!
No 3d application was used for this image, not even adobe illustrator, i totally challenged myself this time by creating this artwork completely in photoshop. I couldn’t have done this without everyone’s suggestions!