Added: 3 years ago
This is a portrait of the singer/songwriter Ana Silvera, to be used on her forthcoming album.
Anas music immediately appealed to my interest in grandiose story telling. Described by London Time Out as pure poetry, her songs are inspired by everything from a starlet in war-torn Paris to a biblical and murderous Salome, an Irish choirboy and a dead poet's wife.
I tried to create a composition that conveys a sense of otherworldliness through the subtle distortion of perspective, yet also evokes a sense of nostaglia for European history and the English appetite for both the ironic and macabre.