This was a somewhat spontaneous shot from a photo shoot with the band Oh No Fiasco. A lot of my photo and design work focuses on composite art, it's a genre I enjoy working in. The band's label needed an album cover, the elements in the photo were props I had brought along for the shoot. It was shot using two reflectors and a large octodome overhead. Ultimately the shot was rejected by the label after it was deemed to be "too violent." (more on that below.)
A selection of album cover concepts I created for the release of Oh No Fiasco's EP No One's Gotta Know. These designs were also rejected by the label for various reasons. It's not a secret- so I don't mind saying it again. The album design the label decided to go with was a weak concept that undermined the band's image. I felt it was in poor taste, it depicted an image of Lindsey's battered face. I felt it portrayed violence against women, something I am vehemently against.