Arts and Culture

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem chooses Denver photo for Canon short-film project

When Melissa Wollenberg of Highlands Ranch snapped a cute/surreal photo of her son in a gas mask, standing before the orange haze of this past last summer's out-of-control fires, she had no idea that it would eventually be chosen by film legend Ron Howard and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy for their upcoming short-film project. "It was just a fluke," remembers Wollenberg, who submitted the improvised pic to Canon's Project Imagina10n photo contest, where it was selected (along with nine others) by Murphy as a storytelling directive for the film. "I was just really excited when I found out that the photo made it at all. I am a complete amateur and yet when I saw [my son in a gas mask], I had to take a picture. It was just a weird feeling. I didn't really have any expectations."

See also: - LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver - Gio Toninelo's Little Denver photography exhibit looks like big fun - Month of Photography's The Big Picture: It just keeps getting bigger and bigger

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