So I hooked up with Mike Propst to continue the visual branding of his new musical project.
Various Reasons is a one-man band whose music evokes a Gary Numan-esque style along with other 80' synth-pop talent.
About the concept: I've been collecting cassette tapes for a while wanting to somehow work them into a shoot. When Mike approached me about his musical vision and wanting to create something visually to go along with his new sound, I was intrigued. I sat down immediately and drew up a few comps for him and that's when the concept came to me. When I showed him the comp, and explained my intentions, 'to shoot with lots of contrast to give it some punch,' we agreed on the idea and set out to make it a reality.
About Mike's vision: "The thing with analog synthesizers, at the time, there really wasn't a chance for people to explore what they could do, digital synths and samplers came around in the mid-80's and people just kind of ditched their old, clunky, weird synths with out exploring everything they could do, so... bringing that kind of thing back to a semi-pop... I'm also trying to do something that people will actually want to come see and dance to it as well."
Check him out here: http://variousreasons.com/