When I began, the only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to maintain some of the color on each page, and I also wanted to make sure that some of the words were still visible. Other than that, I had no idea in what direction I was headed. I loved the black/gray striped cover, and that gave me the idea to look through my portfolio of magazine pages. I'm wild for color, but I'm also drawn to black & white (b/w)imagery so I had quite a few predominantly b/w images in my collection. One such photo was that of a male. It was a very moody photograph with very little contrast. The predominant feature was the large, black sunglasses. I used that for the cover and decided to pull some of the red-orange color from one of the other pages. I decided to paint over the features and also altered the hairline turning "him" into "her". I came across the words "Look into the southern sky" and they just seemed to fit with the sunglasses and the feel of the warm, sunny background.
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