It’s time to finally introduce a project I’ll be working on over the next year, a disjointed set of images tied together only by the music that inspired them.
Each photo shoot is inspired, in some way, by a single AFI music video. I will keep going until each video of theirs, even if I don’t like the original, is complete. These are the only rules.
This project has been fermenting in my brain for quite a while, and after a desire built up to focus on learning more creative lighting, I decided it was definitely time to start! I have been a huge fan of AFI for many years and find their music to be so emotional and creativity-inducing (I usually play them when I need to power through photo editing, sew bellydance costumes, or anything else that needs a lot of creative input in very little time). Many of their videos have really interesting visuals and impactful lighting that I couldn’t resist dissecting. I’m also doing it to cope with the seemingly endless hiatus they’ve been on!
This particular photo shoot was the second I photographed, but the first I wanted to post. “The Days of the Phoenix” was the very first song I ever heard from AFI and therefore seemed fitting for the introduction.
Model: Stephanie Fieldberg
Video: The Days of the Phoenix by AFI