love lives forever * minnie riperton (amazing voice, she did things with it that are really amazing)

this is a cross-over project inspired by my vinyl collection and a great artist - see below. minnie riperton is pretty unknown and therefore very underrated. she was a great singer wirh a great voice. the first time i heard a song of her it blew me away. i was like 'aaaah, wow, amazing!'. the same thing happened years ago when i stepped into the bookstore RAS in barcelona when i saw the posada book. i had never heard of him and liked it immediately. i´m even into ths kinda art but i had to buy this book. together these both are an incredible mixture. and the double here fits perfectly together. not only in a sense of the overlapping layers but although because minie riperton died at young age and the 2nd layer is of a skull.

this is another experiment with doubles using graphics of the mexican engraver josé guadalupe posada. the graphics are from a book (posada - mexican engraver) i once bought in one of my favourite bookstores in barcelona (ras). first time i used this with illustrations of the childs book the jungle book (www.lomography.com/homes/bloomchen/albums/1785569-the-jungl…) and promised more to come. this time i did doubles with record covers i chose out of my vinyl collection. i should add: don´t wonder about the udo jürgens disc because it´s just in my collection for other reasons than the music.
i did the 2nd layer (graphics) with a makro lens i hold in front of my camera and this is why some are out of focus. it´s pretty hard to get it done good that way and so the first layer, too seems to be out of focus which wasn´t the case. so i guess i need to buy me a good lens to do such kinda pics in a more pro way.

8 Comments

  1. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    great combination!

  2. why-yu
    why-yu ·

    interesting project

  3. pandaisdead
    pandaisdead ·

    amazing album, an this is my fave!

  4. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @volker-jp @why-yu @pandaisdead: thanks a lot. the minnie riperton shot is my fav. mainly because it fits perfectly. well, the madonna, too but the true blue cover is too light - even though i tried to work against it with the exposure time.

  5. tequ
    tequ ·

    Fantastic album :))

  6. ohpleasedontgo
    ohpleasedontgo ·

    wow. das hier ist ja perfekt gematcht :)

  7. swordsplay
    swordsplay ·

    minnie was an angel

  8. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @swordsplay yes she was. great songs that don´t lose their magic over the time.