Here’s my take on the iconic Bruce Springsteen album cover originally photographed by the brilliant Eric Meola. This idea posed some challenges as with a tight time frame I could not source a decent stormtrooper costume. My Stylist, Do Walschots did manage a great Chewbacca outfit as well as saxaphone. We shot the Chewy character in studio posed with the sax with a Hasselblad H3DII camera. The storm trooper was rigged, posed and rendered in Maya. The Fender Telecaster is also CG and was rendered in a separate pass in Cinema 4d (it was just easier to do it this way as the Tele was native C4D format and I could avoid translating the c4d file to something Maya could understand). The guitar strap was photographed later and the whole lot composed in Adobe photoshop. I added a nice film grain to the image to lend it a period look as well… way back back when we all we had was film! Hope you enjoy this latest image as much as I did creating it.
Many thanks go to all the folks at Terzers Studio in glorious downtown Grand Rapids, MI. This is a top notch, super chic place to shoot with wonderfully nice staff. Also, Do Walschots who produced, and styled this last round of samples and my son Chris Jr. who assisted.