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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LOCKED AND LOADED: LAUNCHING AN AFRO JAZZ LOOK BOOK (LONG TERM PROJECT)

L is for look book as in launching an Afro Jazz art and fashion book.  Artists practicing the business side of things should be locked and loaded with something that represents their art whether it be a business card, postcard flyer for an upcoming exhibition or matted prints in cellophane ready to go.  The problem with me is, I rarely carry business cards, preferring instead to make a genuine connection with someone and exchanging contacts via the old fashioned way.


Fishing boats in Cape Coast Slave Dungeons
Afro Jazz Look Book Cover Mockup view from Cape Coast, Ghana at the slave dungeons.
Recently, the concept of a look book caught my eye.  They are usually for marketing fashion lines and collections but I could totally see a look book working for art too.  It would work especially well for Afro Jazz seeing as textiles are incorporated into the mixed media collage pieces.

I am definitely adding the concept onto my longterm project list.  Seeing as I will be in Ghana next year, that will be the perfect time to have an Afro Jazz photo shoot.  In the meantime, there's this video short...



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