Another year another fun gig doing photo-composition and retouching for the exclusive, collectible, ‘no one can buy it’ poster for the HSB festival. Traditionally it has been a gift – a limited edition print run for the participants. This year there were 100 acts and an estimated 750.000 visitors showed up to listen to a bit of music in the park (see a few of my quick snaps of the event).
Claude Shade (Goodby Silverstein Ptnrs) provided most of the brain/brawn for all prior posters, co producing with Olivia Hellman for the last 5 years. My part is never without challenge also, combining as ever at least 30 different images at extreme high resolution/fidelity (a couple of detail shots are provided to give a sense of that).
This year’s theme is Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe only the park is Golden Gate Park and the subjects are from the Blue Grass universe.
Here is the finished poster and 2 detail snippets: