concept design by petr morozoff
I made a lot of people! Forty-seven, to be precise, and they have been flipped over and over again so if something buttons the wrong way or a logotype is mirrored, that’s why. I’m sorry.
They’re all from the same world, thought different layers of it, and all are part of a project of mine and and xhakhal's (tag “Spinal”).
Three of the pictures has logotypes (mine) in the top right corner and the people on those pictures are all involved in the company in question in one way or another.
Names, from top to bottom, going from left to right (all characters in italicsbelong to xhakhal, the rest are mine) Some characters appear more than once, in different stages of their life:
#1 - Shield 1
Erik Morhenge, Francis Nowell, Alexander Roos, Tove Mochizuki, Jona Eide, Lisp (Isabela Buabueng), Khima Nikai, Nadja Dahir
#2 - Morrow Enterprises
Immanuel Martínez, Nima Quriós Kahveci, Jona Eide, Aaron Whittaker, Ester Morrow, Samuel Vaughan, Tere Cairéz, Tracy Beckett, Terry Beckett
#3 - Shield 2
Adrian Kucharskij, Henry Rosenberg, Zacharias Sabelfeldt, Lisp (teenager), Aaron Whittaker, Ian Glaive
#4 - Leichter
Selai Roos, Jonatan Roos, Tove Mochizuki (older), Alexander Roos
Jona Eide, Lisp, Jasper Jones, Sara Ward
#5 - Various Sky
Jasper Jones, Elizabeth Abravanel, Toya Mochizuki, Samir Gallamore
Khelán Gallamore Alkourashi, Jeremiah Skies, Malin Eide, Erik Morhenge, Alicia Roos
#6 - Joann
Nicolas Debonlier, Mette Grip, Joann Grip, Jonathan Grip, Olivia Lewis-Grip, Liv Bialek-Grip, Cala al-Qadi
Writing their stories here would get too long. I won’t tag all characters this time, just some. No werewolves in this universe.
Subotzky’s book on Pointe City is finally being released tomorrow! I deeply respect and admire their careful, compassionate and deeply conscious relationship to the communities they work with, and their approach to photography as a whole. Hear Subotzky speak through poetry and empathy on his work at a TEDx talk here.
Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse: Pointe City, Johannesberg South Africa.
Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse spent much of the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 engaged in the quixotic task of taking a photograph out of every window, of every internal door, and of every television-set in Ponte City. This circular 54-story building has been the subject of their three-year investigation of its structure and its position as the crucible of Johannesburg´s urban mythology.
Pointe City Background (from Artist’s Website):
The fifty-four-storey Ponte City building dominates Johannesburg’s skyline, its huge blinking advertising crown visible from Soweto in the south to Sandton in the north. When it was built in 1976 – the year of the Soweto uprisings – the surrounding flatlands of Berea, Hillbrow and Yeoville were exclusively white, and home to young middle-class couples, students and Jewish grandmothers. Ponte City was separated by apartheid urban planning from the unforgettable events of that year. But as the city changed in anticipation and response to the arrival of democracy in 1994, many residents joined the exodus towards the supposed safety of the northern suburbs, the vacated areas becoming associated with crime, urban decay and, most of all, the influx of foreign nationals from neighbouring African countries.
Ponte’s iconic structure soon became a symbol of the downturn in central Johannesburg. The reality of the building and its many fictions have always integrated seamlessly into a patchwork of myths and projections that reveals as much about the psyche of the city as it does about the building itself. Tales of brazen crack and prostitution rings operating from its car parks, four storeys of trash accumulating in its open core, snakes, ghosts and frequent suicides have all added to the building’s legend. Some of these stories are actually true, and for quite some time most of the residents were indeed illegal immigrants. And yet, one is left with the feeling that even the building’s notoriety is somewhat exaggerated – that its decline is just as fictional as its initial utopian intentions were misplaced and unrealized.
OATHKEEPER. Based on a proverb and a love of 15th century etchings (vlad, the magnificent bastard, in particular) I crushed this one shot piece late night style on my best friend, lady love and cohort @electricallie <3 A bit of a departure for me stylistically, but I had a lot of fun conjuring it up. Dedication to a singular cause WILL pay off… for they who chase two rabbits will not catch either one. mike moses www.thedrowntown.com #spiritustattoo
My professor once said in the class he saw a man with Maori tattoo on his face wearing black suit, walking down the street in New York.
I thought it would be pretty interesting to draw but wasn’t particularly into Maori tattoos.
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