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Phil Taraz is the frontman of the German avantgarde rock band "Der Rest". Their music has a quite morbid atmosphere, and we wanted to reflect this mood in the photos.
We collected hughe amounts of wilting flowers and created sort of a deathbed on a black cloth for Phil. Both styling and make-up were selected consciously to fit the whole mood. The guitar just had to be down there with him...what else would a musician take with him to the grave?
Yes, it's a very morbid photo and not everybody would like to see himself dead, but death is a part of life, and I think that's also what melancholic music often reminds us of. In the end, everybody loved it and this very photo was printed as a double spread.