The saying goes, "When you stare into the void, the void stares back at you." I tried to create something unsettling in a nondescript place. What hides in those shadows between the coats? Will you become part of the darkness also?
I feel this is a better composition and wanted to take my existing piece and focus on the phantom by cropping the image, making it a portrait orientation piece. I hope this feels much more personal and focused rather than having the broader view. I also wanted to make the colours much more vibrant and add more details and stronger lighting. Please as usual let me know your thoughts. All references used belong to me and all created in Photoshop.
Sometimes headphones are good to block out stuff. Other times they make you unaware of the dangers around. As you focus your attention on listening to the music or the voices of your teammates, just be sure you are also looking around yourself.
With a Baroque style lighting and color scheme, I wanted to achieve the horrible feeling of the viewer seeing what the subject cannot. I for one, was always unsettled when either reading with a flashlight, or on my computer in the dark, and looking away only to see complete darkness until my eyes could adjust. Unbeknownst to her, there is something lurking right beside her.
Every day someone celebrates a birthday. This is my take on a birthday gone wrong. In this case, a teddy bear did not take kindly to being replaced. I didn't want to make it dark and gloomy, because that is when you wait for something bad to happen. I think the most terrifying events occur when you least expect them. Though this isn't terrifying, I do find it somewhat creepy.
I suppose surgery may not be something that happens in everyone's daily life but it does happen to some more than others. I for one am terrified of surgery, though this image isn't about tomophobia but Anesthesia Awareness instead. For those of you who don't know anesthesia awareness is when a patient who is undergoing surgery dose not receive enough anesthesia. As a result the brain remains awake and the patient can feel every cut, nip and tug performed by the doctors. The body is paralyzed so the patient can't even inform the doctor of the pain they are in. It's horrible and it's real. My image is more of a worst case scenario because the doctors are intentionally trying to harm the patient.
Here is my submission for the MAMA contest. I have always been very afraid of sweet docile things becoming evil and twisted. Also, I have always found basements to be very eerie, they still creep me out.