Poster for upcoming music festival Rock en Seine in Paris, France. For this poster I wanted it to be more like a comic, a still image or a ‘pregnant moment’ that tells a story and gives a feeling of past and present.

I got a lot of inspiration from photos of country and western singers from the early sixties and the Grand Ole Opry. I particularly love the elaborate detailing on the outfits worn on stage and how the genre depicts religious iconography.

Whilst perusing the over flowing shelves in a second hand book store in Sydney, I came across this fantastic book by Lisa Eisner called ‘Shriners’. The Shriners where and are, a not so secret order of mystic noble men who aimed to restore the original values set by other secret societies. The Shriners aimed to remove all monetary or political agendas previously held by other orders, and give directly to their communities. The Shriner where best known for their elaborate ‘Arab Sheik’ like costumes adorned with sequined mystic symbols and topped off with the trade mark fez.

Whilst perusing the over flowing shelves in a second hand book store in Sydney, I came across this fantastic book by Lisa Eisner called ‘Shriners’. The Shriners where and are, a not so secret order of mystic noble men who aimed to restore the original values set by other secret societies. The Shriners aimed to remove all monetary or political agendas previously held by other orders, and give directly to their communities. The Shriner where best known for their elaborate ‘Arab Sheik’ like costumes adorned with sequined mystic symbols and topped off with the trade mark fez.