“It seemed to me that I was hearing a voice of God.”

Design Problem

Amadeus is a fictitious play about the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, two classical musicians. Their lives become increasingly complicated as tension escalates. Notable themes in the play are beauty, justice and injustice, and God and Religion. A series of three playbill postcards need to be designed using only paper and light as the primary imagery. The themes, mood, and emotion should be conveyed visually abstract. Accompanying the postcards is an infographic poster that inventories the attributes of the story and postcards.

Design Solution

This design problem found success by embracing exploration. This meant experimenting with different types of paper, folds, lighting, and camera exposure. Keeping in mind the themes, I tried top lighting to imply the theme of God and religion. The shapes in my paper were elegant to convey beauty and harsh lighting to portray justice and injustice. After taking hundreds of photos, I was able to find success in a few that were photographed backlit while moving paper on a long exposure. Without adequate exploration I would not have been able to produce something as original and artful.