Category: Art

Null Paradox | News

We’re making some great progress with Null Paradox, our interactive rock opera.  Since my last update, we’ve completed Love or Destiny, our second music album and began shooting a short movie called Who Killed Grace? (working title was Addiction). What’s Coming Up Next Completing the first short movie.  While I revise the script and set design,…

Rebel Rebel Band

David Bowie | Rebel Rebel Band

My father and I both love classical music, particularly listening to it live in a concert hall with a first-class orchestra.  Similarly, we both purchase multiple recordings of the same symphonic recording (audio and video) to compare the performances of each conductor and orchestra. What are we listening and looking for? For most of the…

Down by the River Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve, Southfield, Michigan Photography | Tom Libertiny

Off Planet | Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

Sometimes inspiration is literally down the road. Jupiter’s Oil Slick There’s a small nature preserve next to a busy road that we’ve driven on thousands of times.  One sunny afternoon we seemed very far from the reality of the city. Within the preserve sits a hidden dam that creates Carpenter Lake in Southfield, Michigan.  It’s about 20…

Engagement | Concept Photography

I first met Jade Bastian and Don Dawson on the set of my film, Fragile Soul.  Jade is a wonderful fashion model and we’ve been planning to work together for some time but our schedules haven’t worked out. Recently she contacted me to let me know that she and Don are engaged to be married this…

Marketing the Arts | to Death

Marketing the Arts to Death | How Lazy Language is Killing Culture.  “The book is about how the arts use an outdated, hackneyed and often meaningless promotional language to appeal to diminishing audiences of aging fans. And it’s about creating a new, relevant, persuasive language that appeals to new audiences.” Not only have I read…

Predicting the Future | 50 Years

I remember watching Stanley Kubrick’s movie 2001 a Space Odyssey.  Sure, the International Space Station (ISS) isn’t quite what he had in mind for his commercial space station with its hotel and spacious accommodations.  And we don’t yet have a permanent base on our Moon.  But with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk battling to be…

In Through The Out Door Led Zeppelin

In Through the Out Door | Movie

I’m a huge fan of music album artwork.  Particularly album artwork that clearly has a concept and story that’s being told in support of the music contained on the album. One of my all time favorite albums, from both a music perspective and album cover concept perspective, is Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door.…

Addiction Movie | Null Paradox

Addiction | “…compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences…”  It’s one of the underlying themes of the relationship between the characters of Gertrude & Grace in the books, music, and live show from our Null Paradox interactive rock opera. While Gertrude is addicted to Grace’s extroverted, bigger-than-life persona, Grace is also addicted to Gertrude…