tomer :: two unrelated projects ended up delivering scenes in desert locals:
the 1st project for Boston magazine-- a story profiling a lawyer who is defending soldiers that 'grew a conscience' while serving in the military and the legal complications that arises as they no longer believed in armed combat but already signed the dotted line. the immediate effect on the soldiers is the moral and social separation they felt from their peers while on the ground in Iraq.
the AD wanted to play off the "daisies in the barrel" imagery historically associated with the anti war movement of the 60's. to underline the soldier's sense of detachment some of the petals create a circle around his feet on the ground, functioning as a separating apparatus.
the 2nd project was for Spin, a review of the new White Stripes CD Icky Thump. Jack sounds pissed. the first single had an anti-anti-immigration slant and invokes an image of him being drunk on a wagon and crossing the border to Mexico. it's a heavier, nosier package.
the AD remarked that Meg was starting to disappear over the dark sky so we ended up with red ones.