Stormtroopers, 2009 by Scott Newett

image of Stormtroopers 2009 by Scott Newett

Artist's statement

This photograph of Dan Preston and Piers Greville is part of the ‘Talent’ series, which depicts a bunch of blokes with a distinct lack of talent – these guys do not have a clue. Hinting at nefarious activities and epic fails, my characters appear ready for action, but something always disrupts their intentions. Using a signature lighting technique to augment key colours, shadows and warped perspectives, I aim to create hyper-real images that playfully hint at fragments of narrative, but ultimately remain unresolved. Outside of the forceful world of advertising, I encourage the viewer to make up their own minds.