One of the inspirations for the title of my new album, "I Can Destroy," is the giant atom smasher at CERN. For the photos for the album's CD booklet, I wanted to smash my guitar into a big model of an atom. I didn't get this idea until the night before the photo session. So I made a very hurried trip to my local sporting goods store, to buy one soccer ball, three tennis balls, and three hula hoops. Then I stopped at the hardware store and got some silver and black spraypaint, some string, some Velcro, and some tape. With the help of Neil Zlozower, the photographer, I was able to assemble a very satisfying "atom." The strings, Velcro, and the lines in the soccer ball were easy to remove in Photoshop. And my concept had become reality.
Original Content: A Trip to the Sporting Goods Store