by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 22 December 2011
Over the last few months I've been commisioned by Richard Turley at Bloomberg Businessweek to illustrate portraits for their Hard Choices column. Basically various business people are interviewed about a crucial decision they've had to make which affected the course of their company.
Before I took over they had a problem in that the straight photographic portraits often resulted in a rather stiff and unattractive outcome.Instead they wanted a painted portrait of each person surrounded by extra elements which were relevant to that particular story i.e. company logos, other relevant characters, symbols etc.
It's sometimes a challenge to make these guys look interesting but here's a select few that I think have worked.
by jimmy turrell on Wednesday, 21 December 2011
I've worked on a few illustrations for magazines of a more political bent lately including the covers for both Italian magazine Internazionale and Newsweek. For their cover story about the crisis of capitalism they wanted Karl Marx as Santa Claus - a fairly straightforward assignment that I gave them three options for. They went for the more photographic piece with the sun over NYC.
by jimmy turrell on Saturday, 3 December 2011
Details are here: http://www.greatwesternstudios.com/events/399-05-10-11-open-studios
by jimmy turrell on Friday, 2 December 2011