even though we were tasked to do designs for props and equipment for a war journalist and finally a vehicle, i felt it was very necessary to come out with a character first who was going to use them. in this case for a war journalist i referenced different actual war journalists but settled on a fashion photographer by the name of terry richardson. i've liked his work ever since i took fashion photography in my first design school. terry's crazy, awesome and totally wicked! i also wanted a character that could fit into the whole district 09 universe.