Indie-Americana poster kids the Decemberists recently released images from a Polaroid photo shoot they did with rock photographer Autumn de Wilde. Fans of the band, and de Wilde, have been able to snag original photos from the shoot with the purchase of special-edition copies of their latest album, The King is Dead. Now, the band is giving its fans the chance to craft a slideshow music video to one of the songs from the album.
Autumn de Wilde teamed up with the Decemberists as part of the Impossible Project, a movement that continues to produce the extinct Polaroid instant film for photographers around the world. The black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs that de Wilde took of the Decemberists are lush, spontaneous images of the band from all of their favorite spots in Portland, Oregon, and make for a unique photo collage of the band at work and play. By going to their website, fans can now choose from four songs off The King Is Dead, and then match them with a random, rotating selection of more than 2,000 of de Wilde's images to make a fan video for the band. The images stack up on top of each other like a virtual pile of castaway, nostalgic photographs.
Get your creative juices flowing and start producing your own video here.