After a budget fiasco, which you can read the full rundown here, the staff of The Times Delphic felt a little…. stabbed in the back.
Originally intended to be the Relays Edition cover photo, the editor-in-chief asked for a photo that would convey the feeling that a majority of The Times Delphic staff was feeling. you can view this photo above
So I stabbed 132 old editions that we had laying around and mixed paint, water and dish soap until it had a similar consistency to blood.
I taped a piece of butcher paper to the wall of my dorm room, and splattered the “blood” on the paper, which was acting like a backdrop. I then placed the stack of stabbed papers, poured the “blood” into the “wound” and let it naturally spill over.
To create harsh lighting, I used one bright piano lamp as my key light. I experimented with covering my dorm overhead light with paper to help balance it and use it as the fill light, but in the end, I was the most satisfied with the results of using my one key light.
Earlier, you may recall I said that this photo was intended to be the relays edition cover photo, after a staff debate and some fear of administration retaliation, it was moved to the commentary section editorial. While I was unhappy about this change, I am thankful that it was still published.
I’m so incredibly proud of these photos, and the work I produced with materials laying around my room, so here’s a gallery, to give you the full scope of this work of art.