The Smashing Pumpkins: Imagine Oceania - Photo Challenge SERIES! [UPDATED]
Posted by Toby Morrison — 6 Jun 2012
Photographers! Put your imagination to work with one of music's most creative artists, The Smashing Pumpkins!
The Smashing Pumpkins have been long-time fans of the visual arts and have created the "Imagine Oceania" campaign that is running across their social media channels. To kick off the campaign, The Smashing Pumpkins are teaming up with JPG for our first-ever photo challenge series! Each of the 13 song titles featured on the Oceania album offers its own unique visual endeavor. JPG has created a separate photo challenge based on each of the 13 song titles, providing our users the opportunity to best represent each individual track.
Beginning today, May 25th, we have opened the first 3 of 13 total Photo Challenges! Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to submit one photo to each of 13 individual photo challenges, based on song titles from the upcoming album. This may be your big chance to be featured on a limited edition print-on-demand canvas poster signed by Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins!
The hauntingly beautiful album cover image (above) was photographed by Richard Shay, son of Chicago legend Art Shay
"Oceania" track listing:
03. The Celestials
04. Violet Rays
05. My Love Is Winter
06. One Diamond, One Heart
09. Pale Horse
10. The Chimera
Oceania was recorded at singer/guitarist Billy Corgan's private studio in Chicago with his bandmates: guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino. The powerful 13-song collection (see track listing above) was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. Marking The Smashing Pumpkins' 7th studio record, it is "an album within an album," part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. The Smashing Pumpkins highly anticipated album Oceania is scheduled for release on June 19th, 2012.
Stay tuned-in on Facebook and Twitter and, of course here on the site and in our newsletters, for the opening announcements of the 10 remaining challenges. Get your photos ready and submit as soon as each theme opens. Check back daily to view, 'like' and 'favorite' the photos you think best represents each song.
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All submissions will close June 17th. The 13 final photographs in each challenge will be chosen by Billy Corgan & The Smashing Pumpkins as the best representation of each song title. The 13 final photographs will be designed into a limited edition print-on-demand poster and will be announced upon record release day- June 19th. Posters will then be printed on high quality canvas, signed by Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins and shipped to the winners. Poster will then be available on www.smashingpumpkins.com for purchase.
Submission General Rules: 13 winners agree to allow The Smashing Pumpkins full rights to the photograph for printing on demand posters for sale on smashingpumpkins.com. Photographers will get credit on the poster but will not be compensated beyond the signed canvas limited edition print. All winners must sign a waiver to this end. All submissions can be shared on The Smashing Pumpkins social media sites.