A Minnesotan's One-Way Mission to Mars
Meet Jackson. He’s a man on a mission… to Mars! (Seriously).
In case you are in the dark (as we were), there’s a worldwide initiative called Mars One that is preparing for the first human settlement on Mars. More information may be obtained on the Mars One website: www.Mars-One.com
Our friend and long-time client Jackson surprised us with an interesting request for a unique photoshoot to support his promotion initiatives. He’s been selected among many thousands of applicants and is still in the running to be one of the first humans to set foot on the planet of Mars.
Jackson has branded himself as the Minnesota Martian and has set up a website as well as a Facebook Page for people to follow his progress.
The objective of the photoshoot was to create a number of conceptual photos of him as a space traveler for Jackson and the media to use in his promotional initiatives.
We went for variety and creativity. Jackson mentioned that he recently invested in a custom space suit with a bubble helmet, so we thought of ways to creatively capture the uniqueness of his aspirations. Heavy Photoshopping initially came to mind, but we thought we’d try using a projector to capture images of Mars and other space travel-related photos behind him (mainly to avoid the challenges of Photoshopping them within the bubble of the helmet.
The results were spectacular. While these images appear to be cut-out and Photoshopped, we only used this (and a few other editing tools) to enhance the images for dramatic effect. No backgrounds were added to these photos in post production! Here’s a sample of the many images we created using projected image backgrounds – a very difficult photography technique.
Aside from the fun and conceptual photos, Jackson needed some headshots that went along with his marketing initiatives. He’s a man of many expressions, so we had a little fun doing something a bit different. And for the last one, he wanted one isolated, full body shot in his spiffy space suit.
We wish Jackson the best of luck, and hope gets his one-way ticket to “get off our planet!”