Alex Moore distinctly remembers the moment he saw Brigitte Bardot. He was a young child at a dining room table eating when his father picked up a newspaper with a headline photograph of Brigitte Bardot. Since then, the image of her has been implanted in his head and, as he’s grown up, he’s documented his most impressionable memories through his art. His medium is something you won’t expect, especially in the digital art space.
Alex Moore’s polaroid camera was an accidental find in college. While his photography classmates were buying the most expensive and up-to-date Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras, Alex’s goal was to find a camera that would help differentiate him from the rest of his class. At a local antique store, he stumbled on a polaroid camera. After taking a few shots and mastering how to get the colors just right, he knew that this genre of photography was calling his name.
Alex’s first tokenized piece on Async Art is a conglomeration of one of his most distinct memories portrayed on a particularly unique medium within the digital art realm. The artwork is comprised of 12 unique polaroid photos that make up the image of Brigitte Bardot, a 1950’s sex and fashion symbol in France. Although originally photographed by Terry O’Neill, Alex manipulated the original image to give it a more vibrant and current feel. Additionally, 2 of the 12 images that comprise the piece are of a picturesque sunset in California, adding to a surreal feeling of distinct memories. This composition marks the first of Alex’s ICON series, a series which will feature portraits of notable and influential celebrities of the mid 20th century. Each piece within the ICON series will consist of the original framed polaroid set, and the digital token, which will incorporate either autonomous or customizable features to enhance the final product. Indeed, the most interesting part of this artwork is in its manipulation.
The nostalgic nature of this polaroid photography is augmented by different hues and saturations of Brigitte Bardot’s bust that change every hour on the hour. “I wanted to create a clock of sorts,” says Alex Moore. “This piece evokes certain feelings and emotions based on the time of day. In the morning, you’ll find more pastel colors that reflect the sunrise. At night, you’ll find more distinct and playful palettes.”
Alex Moore is no stranger to the traditional arts scene, having sold several pieces at auction and to private collectors across the world. Brigitte Bardot marks Alex’s first foray into the cryptoart world through the Async Art platform. The piece has a Buy It Now price set at 6 ETH.
In addition to receiving the digital art token, the buyer will also receive a one-of-a-kind framed physical original Brigitte Bardot with a secret color gradient.