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Earlier this year a music video for Red Song by my music brainchild WILDEBEEST was shot in Stockholm, Sweden. After months of waiting and hard work, it is finally finished!
Red Song will premiere exclusively at the amazing KGB Bar & Restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, on what some sources say will be the End of the World: 21st of December 2012. Starting at 21:00 we will gather, celebrate and party like never before.
There will be a live screening of the video, and for those of you who wanna buy a limited edition, signed copy of the digipak released earlier this year without paying for shipping, you can buy it directly from this chick in dreads for 50 SEK (7.5 USD). All proceeds will be spent on continuing this independent musical endeavor and bringing you more cool stuff.
Come and have a drink with the actors/actresses and crew that made it all happen, listen to the awesome Tony Naima perform live, and dance on the tables to The Catastrophe Orchestra‘s Damón Zurawski’s killer beats.
Join us on Doomsday!
As with most large scale pieces this particular design has a lot of intricate, interweaving elements. The client approached me with a request for a half torso + half sleeve design as a celebration of accomplishments and personal victories, as well as a reflection of overcoming struggles in his past.
The main theme is the classic good vs. evil battle, illustrated here by a tug of war between a pinup demoness and a warrior angel. The demoness is seated on a throne of skeletons on a trail of death leading to a pool of blood within which lost souls writhe in anger and agony. The black snake sent by her is the manifestation of problems and personal darkness, as it disappears into the tattoo bearer’s skin and comes out again to wrestle with the warrior angel. Parallel to this imagery the rope which the angel is tugging represents the fight, success and determination, and it buries itself into the skin as well, before it resurfaces to tie up the wings of the demoness. The illusion of objects surfacing from beneath the skin symbolizes internal struggles.
The evil jesters represent prominent personas in alliance with the demoness, as one of them is being hanged by the rope from the angel and the other two are up to no good offering poison and the Dead Man’s Hand, a combination of cards in poker.
Additionally, the client asked for symbols from aviation and travel: the flags, the compass and the iron wings of the angel.
One of the first assignments we got when I started my B.A in Digital Design in 2009 was to create a monochromatic dinner. My group decided to take on the colors white, red, black and green and we each cooked food that had the same color -mine was red. Luckily, the presentation was more important than the taste for one of the prizes, so my photos and design won a jar of candy for my group. Fuck yeah, candy!
Some new prints were added to the Web Shop from the Chicago collection, including one that has not been posted on this site yet!
These are exclusive, limited edition prints, signed and numbered. First come, first serve!
RECORDED BY: RALF REDDING & RASMUS MISÁ HODAP HANSEN AT UNGDOMMENS HUS FREDERICIA
MIXED BY: JEFFRO LACKSCHEIDE
MASTERED BY: TREVOR SADLER
ARTWORK AND OTHER PROMOS BY: MARIAM ZAKARIAN
MODEL: JANNIKE OLOFSSON
This is the design and packaging I did for the independently released debut EP for my multimedia project WILDEBEEST. The photo for the cover and the logo were also done by me.
Cover Model: the superhuman Jannike Olofsson
Made for my multimedia project WILDEBEEST, which has a debut EP with 4 songs coming out. I am the vocalist, co-composer and lyricist.
Under Byen (“Below the City”) is a Danish band, known for producing their own unorthodox interpretation of rock. I highly recommend their breathtaking music.
Warming up for them was a one-man band called Il Tempo Gigante.
I caught them live on the 26th of November 2010 at Musikhuset in Aarhus, Denmark.
Snapping some shots at a concert is usually a difficult task, especially if you’re shooting from the crowd. In these cases I was unfortunately far away from the stage, so someone’s hand and a white object was in front of me. These were carefully removed in PhotoShop by using the healing tool and the cloning tool.
Check out the reverse of this technique: Composite photos
Model: Denise Karlsson. Visit her site and book her! She’s incredible.
Location: Tullinge, Sweden
A small piece about domestic abuse.
Pencils on paper
No photo references
Finished in 2010
This is a painting about the process of creation. In many ways it is a personal attempt to understand and communicate events that I have been experiencing while painting or singing. Often I have felt as if I am simply the medium through which ideas and inspiration is expressed. In those brilliant moments it is as if you plug into something outside yourself in the ether, which feeds you enormous amounts of information -both factual and emotional. You no longer need to think or plan – you simply act. There is perfect synchronization between you and everything else that exists.
References: random photos of Maynard James Keenan. At the time I found myself being very inspired by his voice.
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Size: Approx. 30 x 40 cm
About 3 months of work, finished in 2010.
A design for the forearm.
The client wanted a seal to represent his family name, which starts with the letter R.
The sign was to show energy, activity and the inspiration to push forward, while honoring the client’s roots.
The design was to be kept simple and minimalistic.
Finished in 2009. Took around 6 hours.
Photo references were used.
Pencils on paper.
I enjoy playing with symbols and iconic imagery, so I had a little fun with Marx and Ché.
Photo references were used, naturally.
Pencils on paper.
EP artwork I designed for a solo artist called Rune Braendgaard. It opens up like a little brochure booklet. The different layers symbolize peeling away the artist’s outer shell, inner desires and reaching the music: the flower. The final image is the fusion of all three phases, a metaphor for completeness.
All layers were hand-painted in PhotoShop CS5
Camera: Kodak EasyShare C913
Software: Adobe PS CS4
February 2010, Berlin
The client wanted a traditional Marquesan tattoo to reflect his story about overcoming hardships. After enough research I found the necessary symbols and style to do his story justice.
The central piece of the design is the demon head being caged in by rows of shark teeth, which represent strength and protection against threats and evil spirits coming both from the outside and from within.
The pair of eyes at the top represent the watchful eyes of his ancestors and a connection to his roots.
Along the side of the demon head and around the biceps are several different markings representing family members and the close bonds between them.
The spirals represent time and change.
Models: myself & Charli Bregnballe.
Location: Aarhus, DK.
I’ve always been fascinated by The White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” as I share the feeling that there are never enough hours in a day.
This is a mixture of digital and traditional media. The main image is a watercolor painting with color pencil detailing, which didn’t get scanned too well, so I started to play around with it in Adobe PS CS4 to see what would happen.
The frame is an edited version of a photo/brush stock
My first painting on canvas.
Mars is the god of war. This portrait is inspired by John Carpenter’s movie “Ghosts of Mars”.
Acrylics on canvas.
August – October 2007
Photographer: Bokra Zerinai
Location: Botanical Garden, Aarhus, DK
First, the background photos were taken, then the creatures on the walls were drawn onto the photo digitally.
Software: Adobe PS CS3
This was a gift for a couple of my good friends.
Pencils on thin sketch paper.
Took me approx. 2 days to finish.
Photo-manipulation. Used personal stock photos for layering.
Software: Adobe PhotoShop CS4.
To see more from the photoshoot where the model photos were taken, click here.
My final high-school project for art class.
Finished in April, 2006
Acrylics on board.
It measures 2,55m x 1,30m (roughly 8’4” x 4’3”….and I’m 161cm tall, you do the math) and took me 2 months of hard work to finish.
This is a painting about change and choices and creating and self-expression. You can let misfortunes drain the life out of you or you can use them to feed pretty things, filtering bad blood through pure white flowers.