Photographer Sully Sullivan has created a unique photo series by constructing a set that depicts a house submerged in water, with his subjects positioned on the roof.
There are some truly innovative photographers whose creative visions lead them to some incredible set design work. Who can forget Nicky Hamilton who spends three months at a time building cinematic venues in his warehouse?
This project stemmed from Sullivan’s desire to photographer musicians at the 2018 High Water Music Festival which was held in April in North Charleston, South Carolina. His inspiration came from wanting to take great portraits, while also paying homage to what High Water is all about. Fog and smoke were implemented to give the scene an authentic feel.
The set brought out a lot of different interpretations from the festival’s artists, with some making triumphant stances atop the roof, and others relaxing or dipping into the water.
One musician, Tank of Tank and the Bangas, said the set was reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina and its floods in her native New Orleans.
Below is a step by step of how the set was constructed.
LawtonMiles filmmaker Adam Boozer also curated the below video, documenting exactly how the project came to fruition.
All images used with permission.