He is the name behind many award-winning artworks, films, music videos, and album covers. Vincent Marcone is also a musician, forming one part of a trio in the band Johnny Hollow, an outlet that encompasses his dark and eerie imagery. He is the director of many visual works including The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow and most recently The Lady ParaNorma. Vincent Marcone is a man of many talents and we caught up with him to talk about My Pet Skeleton: a world where beauty and horror combine to create a dark and emotional journey into your subconscious.
portrait : Vincent Marcone and Bailey Northcott
interview : Tasha Farrington
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[ additional content not included in the October/November 2012 Issue ]
We are creating some images for this issue of Auxiliary. I was hoping you could explain how: we’re going to start off with a photo of you, then how you would go about layering and putting it together, and what kind of elements you’re going use to create the piece for Auxiliary specifically?
Vincent Marcone : Well for this project, it’s going to be a collaborative piece between me and Bailey [Northcott]. We’re going to take a lot of Bailey’s photographs and when it’s in my hands I’m going to work with it almost as if it’s a collage, and then try to paint the elements, and the lighting so that it feels like it fits well with each other. Then at the end of it I’ll paint all the textures. In this instance, this will be more of a photo illustration and the three of us have talked about the concept from the beginning and we came up with a caterpillar and Alice In Wonderland, our own kind of weird, twisted version. I don’t know how it’s going to turn out because we just finished the photoshoot, but it’s a good place to start. When you start with a concept it can go another direction, but it’s nice to have a solid, fun concept to start with and see where it goes.