Post apocalyptic atmosphere
I am a huge fun of post apocalyptic movies, games and atmosphere overall. In fact I really would like to participate or work on such a movie one day. Of course being a mortal I have very little chance to do it, but I had to realize that the receipt of post apocalyptic scenery is actually very simple.
My main ingredients are some early morning mist, a high tech solar cell covered concrete building (very easy to find), an old Exakta loaded with Kodak Gold and 2 vintage glasses (Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 and Meyer Optic Trioplan 100mm f/2.8).
For some reason these shoots reminds me to the movie Delicatessen which I can faithfully recommend to watch. OK ,there aren’t any high tech in that movie, but the fog creates a similar sensation to me at the opening scenes.
This building by the way is a member of the Technological park of the University in Girona in Spain and I am lucky enough to work in this strange complex. I took these photos a morning during my regular walk to work.
Interesting note that this building is named after Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol who invented the first fully functional submarine. Also interesting the fact that (as far as I know) the solar cells were actually never in use even though the construction has finished around 2009. I hope they will be operational one day. I guess these must be a bit expensive for decoration purposes only. I love the way they look like anyway.
Looking at these photos I started to wonder what kind of strange world could it be in a movie, and I thought it would be cool to fill the frames with weird creatures to move the scenes away from our regular world. I am not really good at hand drawing so the creatures/images are came from Wookieepedia and as you already figured out they are from the Star Wars universe. The name of the creature is Kowakian monkey-lizard if you were interested.
Posted on March 26, 2012, in Diary, Project, Tour and tagged analog, architecture, atmosphere, Canosan 9900F, canoscan 9900F, Carl Zeiss Jena, exakta varex, Exakta Varex IIa, film, fog, Kodak, Kodak gold, Meyer optics, misth, photography, Post apocalyptic, Tessar 50mm f/2.8, travel, Trioplan 100mm f/2.8, vintage camera. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.