Using WORK band member Xtian's concept and sketch, I created this 'Prisoner of Screens' scene using images sourced from across the internet. It utilizes the same future-dystopian style as the album artwork I created for WORK's debut LP.
This project began when Xtian sent me his sketch of a figure chained to a desk, surrounded by screens and monitoring devices. This twisted concept represents the screen-addicted side of ourselves drawn towards the pale glow of our beloved devices like moths to a lightbulb. With this anti-social screen time occupying more and more of our lives with each passing year, it seems only fitting to portray this phenomena in such a grim light. It was my job to translate this idea into a convincing, nightmarish reality.
I spent a good chunk of time scouring the internet for source imagery that matched Xtian's concept. My foundation became a stock-image of a white-collar man sitting behind a desk, monitoring security screens in front of him. When sourcing images from the internet, I make it my mission to modify and distort anything I use until it's hardly recognizable from the original. It was time to turn this nice, clean office into a cluttered, dirty hell hole; this trimmed and proper business man into a frail prisoner of the screens before him.