So we finally went out and took some band photos. We decided to take them at night to give us a dark semi-creepy look. Since we were taking all the pictures in the home-base of Amityville, NY, we thought about incorporating the famous "horror house." When our song "Zodiac" is ready for public ears, we figured this would be great for it. However, after some serious consideration, we decided against it.
REASONS WE DIDN'T INCORPORATE THE AMITYVILLE HORROR HOUSE INTO OUR BAND PHOTOS:
1) Our song "Zodiac" is actually about the Zodiac killer, so we thought incorporating imagery from another real life murder would be confusing. Not to mention they were both made into movies.
2) There really isn't anything creepy about a million dollar home. (although the fact that the front of house faces sideways is bizarre - note: those cars you see are in the driveway. That isn't a side street.)
3) People live there. Taking pictures on their lawn might be a bit rude.
In the end, it really came down to number 3. We could look past number 1, and for number 2, there isn't anything photoshop can't fix (or at least thats the excuse we use when we go back while they aren't home)
For now, we proceeded w/o the horror house. We found a few other spots we thought would give us the aesthetic we were looking for. These are just the straight pics w/o any photoshop work done.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. I mean, it can't stand up to the "Derelict Campaign" by Mugatu, but for doing it ourselves (and it being the first try), it turned out pretty well. The only major problem that came up was afterwards. We went to this day spa and I think I blacked out. I can't remember. All I know is that I woke up to Christine Taylor pounding on my door, wanting sex, and telling me I was at a the spa for a week. I didn't believe her, but the twelve...hundred messages on my voicemail was a bit above average. The next thing I know, I'm in a cemetary with David Duchovony talking about slaves and powdered wigs. The glass case on his hand totally freaked me out, so I just went home to upload the pictures.
It was quite a "daiye," to say the least. Hope you enjoy the pics.