Doctrin came to me with moody tracks and a love of 80's horror key art. We set out to convey the deep emotion and explosive power of her genre-fluid alternative music.
It was exciting to retouch this image and it take from the mundane to the liminal space her lyrics created. Not wanting to resort to some typeface I found online, I tested different pens, paint brushes, and markers to get the lettering just right. Laying out the formal CD tray and four page booklet was a great spatial challenge.
The best aspect of this project was collaborating with Dolly herself. I love working with artists who know themselves and have a clear vision of what they want to give the world. Dolly's intensity and passion made this a joyful process. Her feedback pushed me to deliver the best product that I was capable.
I dreamed of this kind of project since eight year old Amanda stared at No Doubt's “Tragic Kingdom” and thought, “someone had to make that. Why can't it be me?”
PHOTOGRAPHY | Mansoor Anwar