Monday, October 8, 2012
This is the latest addition to my series of photographs inspired by young adult novels.
This one was inspired by the book CINDER by Marissa Meyer - a retelling of Cinderella, set in the future and Cinderella is a mechanic cyborg.
Oh Cinder. Oh how I struggled for MONTHS to figure out what I was going to do with this photo.
Originally I was going to set up shop in Chinatown, NYC and recreate the market scenes with Prince Kai but then I realized how extremely complicated THAT would be. So I decided to instead of doing a literal interpretation of a scene in the book, this is just more of a look at the character of Cinder and her every day life.
A few quick facts about this photo you may not know or possibly didn't see upon first inspection:
1. Iko - That glowing orb in the bottom right corner? Yes, that is my interpretation of Iko....well half of Iko. You see, that is actually a trash can that was conveniently photobombing this shot so I decided to just go with it and turn it into Iko.
2. Cyborg hand - No, that is not a glove. If you look at it closely you might begin to notice that it actually IS my hand, just with some photoshop trickery.
3. Asian influences - A friend of mine pointed out that the toolboxes in the original photo had some English on them and since this book is set in "New Beijing" it would be a good opportunity to subtly work in some Asian influences. So I did some Googling and put in some Japanese words / phrases. $10 if you can translate it.
If you haven't read Cinder, go pick it up because it is a wonderfully written fantasy / steampunk / sci-fi / dystopian and one of my favorite books of this year.
Did you read Cinder? I would love your feedback on this fauxto! Don't be shy, leave a comment...
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