We've been busy in Plastiqueville lately, creating illustrations for Trapped, a novel by Seneca Blue, soon to be published by Parisian Phoenix Publishing, the new publishing venture from Angel Ackerman and Gayle Hendricks. In fact, Gayle has written a blog post about the project, with more pictures, and we're pretty excited about it (and flattered, too).
Over the years, first as a writer and now as a storytelling photographer, I have always enjoyed creative prompts. Give me an idea and I promise you that I will run with it. So when the folks at Parisian Phoenix provided me with a list of scenes from Trapped that required photos, I dug right in. The photo above is from a pet adoption event, held at a local mall. (The mall itself, constructed from plastic bottles and washi tape, is featured in a previous post here.) I'm trying not to think too far ahead in the list; instead, I gently take each item, one at a time, and think about the best way to portray it. Some are easier than others. Next on the list - the aftermath of an explosion at a turkey farm. And then a visiting bear wandering through a suburban neighborhood. And a grease fire in a kitchen. And sex in a barn...
As you can see, we have our work cut out for us.
By the way, as 2021 spins slowly to a close, we look ahead to further fun in Plastiqueville. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the occasional lapses in activity around here - life does have a way of throwing those obstacles in one's path. In 2022, we will try harder. Which brings up a question: What would you like to see? What parts of life in Plastiqueville intrigue you the most? Inquiring minds would like to know.