If you haven’t heard Rationale’s first three singles, you should check them out. Seriously.
I first heard this guy over a year ago, because some of the people I hang out with started getting excited about the music he was coming up with. They played it pretty coy, releasing singles but not his name for over two months. But he’s starting to announce live shows and is out there in the world now, so I can announce something I’ve been excited about for months:
I created Rationale’s key artwork.
I usually don’t do photo compositions. But I took some nature photos years ago that inspired me to mess around with a little more. There was a symmetry and repetition already to the raw photo. I started messing with mirroring effects, and with overlaying multiple images in subtle fades. I had a blast putting them together and getting really creative with the photos to create something that hadn’t been there before—skylines replaced by narrow shots of the Grand Canyon, and hillsides subtly highlighted by forest images.
I had no idea what to do with these images. I hung onto them for months, showing a few people and trying to figure out the right venue.
Then Rationale and the Best Laid Plans team was looking for artwork ideas...
I love what he’s doing with his song writing, producing, and collaborations. He’s got beautiful lyrics and a great atmospheric sound that’s already accompanied me on a couple of road trips. Seeing his play counts top hundreds of thousands within a couple of weeks is a real thrill.
And it is totally awesome to have my photos be part of that.
I’m looking forward to his first show, album and to watching how things progress between now and then.