Rob is a portrait photographer and runs Rob Luckins Travelling Photographic Studio, where he uses a mixture of old and new technologies to create his work.
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Welcome to the second part of the making of the Lord of the Dead album cover.
Once we knew what props would be required for the shoot we set about coming up with a rough story for each of the zombies so that they would be individual characters that fit within the scene rather than just be a random group. Both Lav and I are huge fans of the original Dawn of the Dead and there are some great character zombies in that so this was a good opportunity to come up with some of our own.
I’ve had a few people asking after the paper mache budgie heads that featured in the recent web stings and music video I made for Curxes, so I thought i’d put together a post showing how we made them.
This is where it all gets a bit Blue Peter.
A year and a half ago I sat in my back garden with Lord Lav as we began to plan the artwork for what would ultimately become “Lord of the Dead”. We’d already spoken about the theme for the album which would centre around Lav’s character who, during the inevitable zombie apocalypse had seised the opportunity to climb the social ladder and proclaim himself lord of the manor.
We wanted the artwork to be fun but also have a grindhouse style to it, so the idea would be to show Lav clearing the grounds of his new mansion by taking out any zombies that had stumbled onto his land.
After two months of staring at budgies, both from an anatomical point of view and a “why do they look so weird” perspective I am pleased to announce the new music video for “Avant Guarded” by the very talented Curxes is now complete. The kind folks over at Clash Music magazine premiered the music video on friday so if you haven’t seen if yet here it is:
In the late 1930′s Sawyers created the Sawyers View Master a device that was created as an alternative to the postcard. This red plastic viewer would find its place in homes across the globe and see viewmaster reels being sold in chemists, corner shops and holiday gift shops. Growing up I remember seeing rotating displays of the reels on sale in Boots and Woolworths and always viewed them with a fascination that remains to this day.