WOLF ‘N STEIN | HALLOWEEN 2018
I’ve decided after such a great response to my last VHS-inspired self portrait from October 2017, to produce more in the same style every Halloween! Old school, over the top textures and vibrant, neon, 80’s vibes is something I’ve always been obsessed over - especially portraits in this aesthetic. Wolf ‘n Stein is not only an obvious pun to Wolfenstein, but was somehow influenced from watching recently released Netflix Original ‘Maniac’. Put those two together in KTB’s head, and you’ve got this latest Self Portrait.
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See the process below in my video!
SEASONS OF LOVE | April 2018
How good is the song 'Spring Affair'? And 'I Feel Love'?
I thought Donna Summer's album cover was a fine example of spectacular and simple; knowing my disco dreams would come true if I went ahead to recreate it. I used a three light setup for this one, especially to help with the glow - a key light was clearly a must. I placed a quarter of my gluteus maximus on a small IKEA bedside table and step ladder for my legs. As unglamorous as it was, I felt very powerful and goddess-like after seeing the right shot. A lot of core & muscle pain to get those fine Summer legs into place though! Go listen to Donna today!
JUNEBUG | March 2018
If you haven't heard B52's 'Junebug' on their Cosmic Thing album from 1989; soak it into your soul right now.
This image was inspired by the cute, psychedelic sounds it sparkles into your ears. It also feels nostalgic to me as I always remember rockin' out to it with my Father.
TOGETHER AS LEADERS | September 2018
Inspired from artwork by Aykut Aydoğdu.
My twenty second self portrait went through quite a few changes as I brainstormed a depiction of the union between animals. I definitely felt challenged, but I'm glad I didn't give in to my self doubt, and instead, enjoyed the journey of finding the skills I need to improve on to make content like this look more realistic.