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Iconic rock and roll images

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:26 pm
I'm working up some ideas for a photo job I'm doing for Mo's music school. It will feature several people either individually or together. One idea I'm working up is something based on iconic images from rock and roll history.

One idea is based on Bob Dylan's "Subterrarian Homesick Blues" where he's holding the cue cards:

http://ticklebooth.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Subterranean1.jpg

Another is Abbey Road:

http://libweb.princeton.edu/libraries/music/research/AbbeyRoad.jpg

Can you think of any iconic images I might think about reinterpreting for my project?

Thanks!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:42 pm
@boomerang,
here's a few...

http://www.blavish.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/Elvis%20Presley.jpg

http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgpp0407+the-dark-side-of-the-moon-pink-floyd-poster.jpg

http://www.theimproper.com/Images/Art/Tapestry.jpg

http://i.rollingstone.com/assets/rs/147/855/images/00278204_lg.jpg
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:42 pm
@boomerang,
What you are doing reminds me of "sleevefacing" and you might find some ideas in that meme:

http://images.google.com/images?q=Sleevefacing

Here are a bunch of album covers done in legos, and you might get some ideas from one of them:

http://www.thetoyzone.com/20-album-covers-recreated-in-lego/
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:45 pm
@boomerang,
http://216.69.137.3/therollingtones/images/RTLogo.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 06:21 pm
That sleevefacing stuff is amazing! Too fun!!

I don't think I explained my project very well though; the Bob Dylan thing might have thrown the explaination off.

The people in the photo need to be identifiable and, if using individual images they all need to work together to create a whole.

The Bob Dylan idea would be each person, dressed similarly, holding a different cue card that wrote out the message, a different word on each card, but otherwise the same (except it would be a different person in each shot), spliced together like a film strip. Does that explain it any better?

The Lego's thing had some interesting ideas -- Meet the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's, either of those could work.

I LOVE the Elvis shot but can't reinterpret it unless I showed the faces that belonged to the hands....

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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 05:10 am
My personal reminder states that today is Bill Wymans 72nd birthday. I thought he died after he left The Stones
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 05:44 am
@boomerang,
Because its for a music school.
http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5378729,00.jpg
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 06:15 am
How old are these school kids, anyway?







http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/BigImg/wc.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:31 pm
For me it's always been this shot that the Clash used for the cover of London Calling:

http://skullcull.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/the-clash.jpg
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:34 pm
http://images.wolfgangsvault.com/images/catalog/detail/COW671118-FP.jpg

i'll see if i can find a better townshend...
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 04:40 pm
@hingehead,
And then I read your second explanation... and get embarassed.

I did something like this at school - with friends re-enacting bowie album covers, from memory these worked the best:

http://geordierussell.instone.net/Jukebox/Img/B/Bowie%20-%20pinups.jpg

http://www.neillawrence.org/graphics/David-Bowie-Diamond-Dogs-301869.jpg

http://www.dance-lyrics.com/ama/ziggy_stardust_b0000azaum.jpg

But it's for Mo's school what's your target audience? Will anyone get the Dylan reference (or any of the others that have been posted that are firmly stuck in the 1970s?)
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