Clemens Ascher’s latest series “IN THE GARDEN” depicts scenes from an indoor garden complex.
The world he represents appears to be entirely artificial, a plastic utopia carefully designed to deliver happiness and comfort to its inhabitants. The bright and saturated colours in these pictures are seemingly trying to compensate for the void in which these people live.
We have helped our friend Clemens in constructing this dystopian vision by adding some CG elements to his pictures. Together we discussed the set prior to his shoot and we came to the conclusion that models, plastic plants, carpets and placeholders for walls were going to be photographed, whilst windows, final walls and all other architectural elements would be created in CG.
Clemens joined us in the studio after the shoot and gave precise indications on how to construct the scenes, what material to use and how to comp all the stills together.
Below are some snaps taken whilst Clemens was shooting his series in Limehouse Town Hall.
Check out the whole series here.
Photographer: Clemens Ascher
Fashion Stylist: Alice Whiting
Hair Stylist: Craig McAtear
CGI Director: Kristian Turner / Recom Farmhouse
CGI Artist: Florian Einfalt / Recom Farmhouse
Post Artist: Pepe Alram, Kate Brown, Andrea Tosello / Recom Farmhouse