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Who Are We

Thanks for being interested in taking photos of your Steve Keene album art tribute paintings. This is an art book, so we are trying to keep the quality as high as possible. We need your help in order to finish the book and really appreciate your contribution.

Original Photo / Final Result Examples

Here is  an example of how I shot the original Minor Threat SK Album Art Tribute and how it will end up looking like in the book. The goal is to create an original RAW image with a contrasted background (ideally white) that we can easy clip. The lighting  is fairly even across the whole flat wood painting.

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Basic Photo / Lighting / Delivery Instructions
If you are interested in having your paintings and photos considered for the #SKartBook, here are some technical suggestions:
1) File Type: RAW
- Use pro-sumer/professional cameras from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony that shoot RAW images (not iPhone). This is an art book so we need high quality images that can be printed for something that you would see in MOMA.

2) File size: 25MB or above ; make sure the painting is squared up as best as possible; fill the frame as you can with an even border of 10% so as to not clip any of the image. 

3) Our example above is what we hope to be able to create from your RAW / Tif / PSD files submission (RAW preferred).

4) Lighting: Well and consistently lit across the entire painting. Natural light is ok, but with lighting on a white background is preferable (see example)
4) You can also bring your piece to a product photography service near you (or I can potentially help you find such a service).  
5) Once you have the file(s) use in order to send it to me.
6) Questions? Email me tractorbeamartsales (@) (eliminate spaces)
7) Fill out this permission form.


SK Album Art Tributes Needed
David Bowie - Pin Ups

Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me

Dolly Parton - Hello, I'm Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - Touch Your Woman

Don Cherry - Complete Communion

Drive By Truckers - A Blessing And A Curse

Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark

Drive By Truckers - Go Go Boots

Drive By Truckers - The Big To Do

Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here

Echo And The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings

George Russell - Electronic Sonata

Grateful Dead - American Beauty

Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead

Cole Porter Song Book

Elton John - Madman Across The Water

Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection


Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers - The Very Best Of The Cadence Era

Gary Burton - A Genuine Tong Funeral

Heart - Little Queen

Iggy And The Stooges - Jesus Loves the Stooges

Iggy and the Stooges - Metallic K.O.

Iron Maiden

Jimmy Giuffre - Free Fall

Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract

Joe Harriott Quintet - Free Form

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

John Lee Hooker John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions

Joy Division - Closer

Kinks - Everybody's In Showbiz

Kiss - Dressed To Kill

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

Rolling Stones - Through The Past, Darkly

Roxy Music

Roxy Music - Country Life

Roy Orbison - Monument Singles

Sam Rivers - Dimensions and Extensions

Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Sonic Youth

Stooges - Fun House

Strokes - Is This It

Supertramp - Live In Paris

T. Rex - T. Rex

Television - Prove It

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

White Stripes

White Stripes - Elephant

White Stripes - Get Behind Me Seitan

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