I was inspired by the cover of A Beautiful Mind to create an abstract background. The background is blurred, but a figure is still distinguishable. I decided to go to the West End of Glasgow to materialize my idea. After not taking any photos I was completely happy with, I was lucky enough to have snapped this photo on the subway back. I tried to use a shallow depth of field to recreate the blurred effect, but I found I had most control of it if I reproduced this in post production.
Having decided to use this as my background image, I had an idea to base my film on music as subway rides are synonymous with listening to music.
Other background image attempts: