These posters aren’t just focussed on the portraits of the band members, but also with some of the dance performances which happened both in the music video and their stage show performance of the song. While the individual posters are focussed on Jimin’s solo dance in the music video, this group poster is focussed on the entire group. The pose they’re all standing in happens to be the start and end pose to their dance performance both in the music video for Black Swan and during their stage shows.
The use of feathers were inspired by the the performances of the song during their stage shows. Towards the end of the performance feathers fall onto the stage as the band is performing, and might even incorporated into the graphics displayed on the big screen behind them. After adding the feathers to the portraits and the initial poster, I was really curious about how I could combine the feathers with the portraits, which led to these two posters. These white posters add a much needed bright point in what otherwise might be a very dark series.
This poster has a slightly different feel to the previous feather themed poster, as the band members are fully contained by shape of the feathers. This both creates a feeling of their images being projected onto the falling feathers, but also can also make it seem like the fate of the band is sealed. The latter fits well with the meaning behind the song; namely the relationship an artist has with their craft, and what happens when there’s a loss of love or joy for that craft.
The individual posters have a focus on each of band members, but with a secondary focus on the solo dance performed during the music video. Instead of featuring the entire band, all of the dance poses are based on Jimin’s dance solo, who performs the dance in a spotlight. Inside the spotlight six dark feathers are seen, which symbolise the rest of the band. I’ve written more about my thoughts and reasoning behind the imagery in the portrait post for these images, so make sure to check that out as well.