California Diamonds Concert Promo
California Diamonds is a folk duo whose music simulates the experience of looking through a magical lens into a past tinted by melancholy and reverie. My intention with this promo device was to find imagery that has a dreamy, time-capsule vibe. My visual research took me into photos of 70's era communes. I feel they have a essence of child-like exploration and hope, but one that is trapped in the bubble of time, and seems very foreign to the present day.
I discovered that nudity was a common thread in this archival material. The lack of clothing to me symbolized both a garden-of-eden innocence and a rebellious freedom. The naturalistic aesthetic is a bold celebration against the oppressive force of long-held puritanical ideologies in our culture. I felt drawn to these specific images, liking how they demonstrate the sacred geometry of the human form, embodying a timeless, paganistic, celestial quality.