This is based on a portrait of Nijinsky, the Russian ballet dancer. I thought the protagonist in the film would look something like this.
This image reproduces a poster of drag performer Joey Arias. I often salvaged posters for collage material from the street. I really liked the mood of this image and how dramatically it crops the face.
This portrait based on a promotion still of silent screen actress, Theda Bara, I liked the contrast and the expression.
A publicity still for Louise Brooks in "The Canary Murder Case" provided the inspiration for this image.
This is a fashion photo from the Nineteen fifties. The stance of the model seems suggestive of a visual story.
I've always been inspired by the Russian designer Erte', so I have often referred to his work.
Another Erte' design, I love the Grecian sleeve and tunic form, used here for great effect.