Amber Ortolano – Surreal PhotographerSince I’ve been asked a lot about where the picture on the cover of “If Baby Could Walk” came from, I figured I should introduce you to the two amazing artists who put it together.
In the early stages of meeting up with Eli Horn, the artist I’d hired to design the cover art, he brought a hefty selection of photos and paintings that he told me to merely respond to. If I liked it, if I didn’t, what I liked about it etc. As I was going through the samples one particular photo caught me off guard and spoke volumes to me. There was something about the dreamlike figure that made the photo seem as if someone had managed to take the picture of a ghost in the mid 19th Century. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for up until this moment, but when I saw the photo I felt as if this was what I’d been searching for all along.
Luckily for me, Eli had been in contact with Amber before and she was willing to let us commission her for her photography.
Amber’s work is simply astonishing. The images she manages to create with a camera are some of the best things I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend you check out more of Amber Ortolano’s work at either her blog or her flickr. The girl is a phenom and definitely an artist to watch.