Keeping Calm

The Observer Magazine commissioned me to create a cover image to accompany a feature about coping with stressful decision making. The article contains interviews with several notable people including Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully landed a plane on the Hudson River, and Julia Brothwell, a British Red Cross team leader. For the imagery I referenced a stress game or buzzer game, by bending a metal rod to spell out the word ‘Calm’ which I then attached into a base. I worked with Sara Morris to capture the final image.