Incubus is an American rock band who produced a song called Agoraphobia. The brief dictated that only handmade elements were to be used in producing the image for the vinyl cover. The handmade element I chose was to use different coloured wool in a tangled state.
The lyrics discuss ‘staying inside’, which I interpreted as a metaphor for being consumed by negative thoughts inside someone’s head. The different coloured wool represents the contrasting emotions and thoughts that keep someone trapped inside. With my photography experience, I am used to brainstorming and creating conceptual images. This translated to this project by helping me construct a scene, direct my model and shoot the images. The type lockup shows the anxiety in the song by its uncomfortable appearance.
Disclaimer: This was a student project and is fan art.