Don Draper, Mad Men
I’ve always thought about the images in my Carousel series as sort of family vacation photos. When it came time for me to come up with a name for it, I kept thinking about that iconic image of vacation photo slide shows being shown with carousel projectors. So that’s where the name came from.
I had then just finished my internship with Greg Miller and ran the title by him. He told me about this Mad Men episode, which made me very curious. So I finally (almost two years later) sat down and watched the entire series. When I saw this episode, I was really moved by Don Draper’s pitch and really glad that I went with the title, Carousel.