One of my favorite pieces in the Red Light District design was the wall of images. Inspired by French Boudoirs, this wall was designed to mimic classic black & white seductive photography, with a modern twist to print the photos on dibond metal panels. This printing method meant that the photos came to life taking on the colors of lighting during the day giving an almost 3D effect to them.
Inspired by these wooden Vietnamese frames, we arranged the images randomly also mixing in some mirrors so that at times the wall is admired by patrons, while inviting patrons to become part of the wall with their own reflections.
All local ladies, our models represented the average woman, most of which you will find working in the clients other restaurant ‘Toscana’ also in the Gaslamp area. We felt it was important to replicate a sensual image of real ladies (it is the Red Light District after all) rather than simply provocative images of true ‘models’ which would not have been appropriate in this dining & drinking establishment. We even included our friend Heather Eves (of I.T HEROES) into the photography, as well as a personal touch – we included a photo of our client’s wife taken on their wedding day…simply beautiful.
Art Direction by DBRDS, photography by Jon Tiffin & Chris Wood, Make Up by Aimee Beltran & Jules Marques, Styling by Jessica Rose DeLee of RoseRags, Printing & coordination by Reprohaus & Creative Vision, Installation by Level One Art Installers…this was a great team effort for an art piece that I just love every time I visit Red Light District.
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