I agree with Mary and Wendy about not doing just Leonard. As much as I like those photos, there is a difference between a gift and a card. We need to strike the right chord if we can. I know we would all like to have a large mosaic with just Leonard on it but I wouldn't want to get a big picture of me on my birthday. After we get all the fan images collected it would be possible to make a version of Leonard for the fans to download.
I like the idea of the whole band because the concerts - that combination of exquisite musicians is special and must be so for Leonard. Exuberant fan support and love is a big part of the whole experience. It makes sense for us to be there in the picture.
You make a good point Wendy about this now being too complex an image. I made a composite awhile back, taking parts from several photos (to print out and have the band members sign should I be lucky enough to meet at the preview). There is not enough resolution to do the mosaic with this image. It is too dark, some of the musicians are in silhouette (but I liked that, we know who they are) and it doesn't have everybody. I could do something similar and hopefully much better to try out, or if there exists a nice wide angle photo of the group that is not too complex, even better.
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