Movies hold a very special place for me - teeming with inspiration - and this past year my mind was illuminated by Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan." A brilliant film that so inspired me that I drove home from the theater and worked on this piece for upwards of five hours.
My goal was to create a Jekyll and Hyde type illustration that explored the battle of the two swans (black and white) without loosing the inherent innocence of the young woman behind both. To date, this is the only time I've photographed my process - 100+ photos compiled into a short vid - I'm glad I did.
Aronofsky's "Black Swan" is a tremendous achievement and something I encourage you all to experience, if you've not done so already.
Posted by Peter Breese