Time to fire up the blog again. It’s been a while. Thoughts to follow.
Horizon Music has been a staple in the Edson retail community for over 20 years. After a short hiatus, Horizon Music is re-opening their doors. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Greg and Tracy, The Templetons themselves are insanely gifted musicians who take pride in offering premier services and products.
Keeping all this in mind, I wanted to have a little fun with a set of portraits we took one summer. During the initial Horizon close-out sale, I was literally sitting amongst a set of LPs (remember those, kids?) and getting a kick out of the various labels and covers. The initial thought was to turn a standard portrait into a parody of an album cover. The idea quickly evolved into wanting to make a more direct connection between the importance of the Templetons to our music community and an iconic rock image.
When something fits, it’s surprising how quickly everything comes together. Fortunately, the design of the ‘With The Beatles’ cover is simple. A couple of Photoshop layers contained the layout of the album, four more contained the portraits. Each was selectively masked, changed to B&W, and had a gradient fill applied. Finally, to match the graininess of the original, a little digital noise was added.