It may not feel like it in Wellington today but spring has arrived so it seems timely to show ‘the making of’ one of the images I created while I was at Insight Creative for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
With five stock images and a few hours in photoshop hopefully I have something that represents the dark beauty of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”
Stravinsky’s avant-garde 1913 ballet score sparked a riot in the theatre on its Paris premiere. This famously controversial work, full of savage force and fiery beauty is summed up in Stravinsky’s own description of his inspiration: “I had a fleeting vision that came to me as a complete surprise … I saw in imagination a solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a circle, watching a young girl dance herself to death. They were sacrificing her to propitiate the god of spring”.
This is one image from the 2015 Season seres for which Insight has been made a finalist for in this years Best Awards.
The NZSO performances of this start in November this year (see website for details)