Frank Gerhy Movie Poster
Poster - 30x26 in
After enjoying Sydney Pollack’s documentary, Sketches of Frank Gehry, we were instructed to create a poster advertising the film. We were to experiment with an array of tools and thought processes. I explored a variety of mediums from pens and markers, to building blocks and cellophane. I wanted to play with the different mediums in a way that emulates how Frank Gerhy plays and experiments to find new shapes for his buildings. I also wanted to explore the metaphor of his relationship with Sydney Pollack during the film. I began shooting rolls of film with ideas of architecture in mind. While playing with a roll of Kodak black and white C-41 film, I realized that with the right light and angle, it could be thrown out of focus so that it mimicked the look of sun reflecting off the bent sheet metal of Gehry’s buildings. The background is a single, unedited image. The title is set in Adobe Garamond Pro. The remainder of the photographs were taken by other photographers.