Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.
“Project 2501” is a still photography project in homage to Mamoru Oshii’s groundbreaking anime Ghost In The Shell, itself adapted from Masamune Shirow’s manga of the same name. (“Project 2501” is the codename given to the ghosthacker Puppetmaster in Oshii’s film.)
The endeavor is spearheaded by director/CG artist Ash Thorp, together with a team of about 20 artists from all over the globe. Austrian animator Bahi JD, whom I interviewed back in 2013 also participated in the project.
Beautiful photography/filmmaking, this also serves as an excellent proof of concept and demonstrates that a team of highly skilled artists with a deep reverence and understanding of the source material can create stunning visuals that is true to the heart of the original work.
To see the entire still photography showcase, go to www.gits2501.com.18