PROGRESSIVE rock act Dead Letter Circus and American death metal group Born of Osiris share one thing in common - Launceston's Cameron Gray.
Although he may not be a household name in Tasmania, Gray's ethereal art has earned him respect on a world level.
Album art, video graphics, tour posters, merchandise, tattoos and more all fall under his field of expertise - and it's growing.
His decision to "waste some time" with photography has pulled him into the scope of some big names.
"I just got signed to Warner in the US," Gray said.
"They've got a new band called Gemini Syndrome, who have just been signed ... they've locked me in for their album artwork and merchandise - there could be a trip to LA in that one for me as well."
It's led to a strange double life for Gray, whose face should seem familiar to any patrons of South Launceston's McDonald's restaurant.
"I'm a manager there - it's sort of my day job I guess you'd call it," he said.
"It's really crazy, people have come into the store wearing T-shirts that I've designed.
"Sometimes they'll go through the drive-through listening to albums that I've designed for. It's strange."
Gray this month returned from a four-week- long trip to Brisbane, where he lived with Dead Letter Circus frontman Kim Benzie while doing their next album design.
"It was amazing, we'd work all day long and then go out and have a good time in the evenings - it was such an incredible experience," he said.
"Only a couple of weeks ago, I was backstage at Breath of Life hanging out with Birds of Tokyo, who are amazing musicians - the next day I was back at work and into reality.
"It's a really weird feeling, you know?"
Gray's work can be seen at his website www.parablevisions.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ CameronGrayTheArtist