Neil Krug’s latest creative offering lies in a series of books, entitled Pulp Art Book, (Volumes One and Two) which he created with Joni Harbeck, model and art director, who he is now officicially married to. Like something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie, his images have an authentically seasoned look with the kind of grainy, sun-kissed feel of an old spaghetti western. Neil Krug has himself photographed and art directed campaigns for bands Ratatat, Devendra Banhart, Ladytron, Scissor Sisters, Onra, Sea Wolf, to name a few. Lovely!
The inspiration for the pulp theme comes from the artists’ collective appreciation of societal life and the artistic expressions of the 1960s and 70s. Old LP jackets, Giallo posters, vintage book covers, and B-movie cinema themes have defined their taste for this project. Initially they set out to capture something simple and sexy; as the shoots progressed, however, natural story lines emerged. The resulting work captures the smell of those decades and expresses them in a fresh way.