Grace & Danger
Client: Nick Ellis
We like jobs like this one! What started off as an exciting bit of photography work snowballed nicely into designing an EP sleeve, then developed into creating a promotional trailer. Working closely with our client, Nick Ellis, the aesthetic was very much influenced by the music and storytelling contained within the Grace and Danger EP itself, as well as inspired by designs on Island Records and the record sleeve photography of Hipgnosis. The live recording in St George's Hall Liverpool set us on an architectural trail to the place which would ultimately provide the perfect setting for the photo shoot (a secret destination, if you know it, you know it!) In keeping with the EP's lead track, The Grand Illusion', the protagonist appears to levitate towards the camera, the front and back cover a visual interpretation of the Grace and the Danger respectively. The promotional trailer, a joint Roy and Lisa collaboration, brings together the photography and music into dynamic stop motion. The light and dark of the record mirroring the sometimes slightly unsettling and mysterious photographs.
Nick Ellis - Grace and Danger EP is released on Mellowtone Records on 21st April 2016.