CONTRIBUTOR PHOTO SPECS
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.
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 wetransfer.com in order to send it to me.
6) Questions? Email me tractorbeamartsales (@) gmail.com (eliminate spaces)
7) Fill out this permission form.
THANK YOU!!! XXOO Dan
SK Album Art Tributes Needed
David Bowie - Pin Ups
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 - 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.
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 - Country Life
Roy Orbison - Monument Singles
Sam Rivers - Dimensions and Extensions
Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Stooges - Fun House
Strokes - Is This It
Supertramp - Live In Paris
T. Rex - T. Rex
Television - Prove It
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
White Stripes - Elephant
White Stripes - Get Behind Me Seitan