here’s an interesting combination of photos for our 2010 Halloween Sweeney Todd album we created. I can’t help but start designing all kinds of things… and this is one of them.
Below you can see the sketch I sent to Sara Miller (who is a wonderful clothing/costume person… and sings as Mrs. Lovett in said album), with guidelines on the pose and lighting… it was originally supposed to be a shot with a table and silhouetted in the background would be a sitting Todd, but that never happened.
Then I sketched up a hairstyle I was thinking of… and both were executed very very well!
and the end-result was a cheap photoshop trick where I cut her out, erased characters from a production still of the 2007 Sweeney Todd film, and combined the two with an added layer of contrast, mood, and color… oh and some inky smoke.
Oh you can check out the album right here.
It’s a good thing to remember that Sara Miller was 2,000 miles away from me.
-Phil Dragash | October 2010