As a new member to this community, I've come here for guidance and information concerning an art project I've started. As a photographer, I've been following the progress of photorealistic 3D renders over the past couple of years and I've concluded that the software available to most artist has significantly improved render wise.
The reason I followed this progress is because my ideas have always been bigger than life and are financially impossible to achieve with traditional techniques, more specifically set design. Without further ado, I'd like to present to you fine artists the idea I have and would love feedback on how to tackle this project, what to expect and whom to approach.
The idea arose from a photoshoot I attended a couple of years ago. The photographer, Erwin Olaf, is a personal favourite and has made works that hint to old painters, such as Vermeer. The concept was simple, the assignment not so much: A painting, called "The last tribute to the counts of Egmond and Hoorn" by Louis Gallaits, was to be recreated as a photograph. Olaf had done such a job before and has succeeded in capturing the essence of the original paintings.
This inspired me to do similar work and sure enough I began looking for paintings that inspired me and aligned with my thinking and personal style. And since I am convinced that my techniques are fine-tuned, I didn't hold back on the scale of the works I've selected. So I've chosen the following work, "Los Romanos De La Decadencia" by Thomas Couture.
Now, here is where I need advice and help from a community that is able to teach me a thing or two. As an artist, I'm well aware that "no pay, but exposure" doesn't vibe too well with most. This is not such a request. I'm just genuinely curious to know if 3D artists have an interest in such a collab, seeing that it might be a new take on two different art forms.
Just to clarify, I'm a portrait photographer and the goal is to have a photorealistic 3D render on which I can place the photographed subjects to complete the scene as seen above. No human 3D models will be required, except for the statues. I also don't do half work. I work with professionals, from model agencies to a team of make-up artists, stylists and assistants. This isn't some hobby, it's a passion.
So, finally, I'd like to end with a few questions that I'd love some feedback on and would be happy to gain an insight in what lives among 3D artist and how they would go about working on such a project:
- As mentioned above: Would this kind of art-collab be of any value to a 3D artist (if done right)?
- If you would accept this as an assignment, rather than a collab, what compensation would you ask?
- How many hours of work +- would a professional spend on recreating the location in this scene?
- Do you have an interest or do you know someone who would be interested in working on such a project?
Thanks in advance for any information, feedback, thoughts and, yes I'll take them, prayers!