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For the horror photographers out there, what first inspired you to try horror photography? 

106 deviants said One by one the penguins steal my sanity and now my clock is wearing a sweater and red leather teeth
16 deviants said I will answer the question in a comment AND link to my favourite horror photo from my own gallery

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Mischx Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have always been quite a 'weirdo' ever since I was a child really. I guess my main inspiration is my mum who has the same taste for gore and such. Apart from that just images inside my head, a bit of a mixture with books I have read and films I have watched =D
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
That's a hard question..
and quite often has a different answer depending on how I'm feeling at that particular given time. I guess I could put it like this,

I've had a constant attraction to the dark side, probably since I was a kid. I was the kid who crept out of bed at night to spy on my parents watching a movie on the tv that I was definitely not intended to see. I've always had a morbid curiosity. Being a horror photographer, you can become your own master of horror and that's just what I ended up doing.
I do all kinds of photography genres, but Horror always has been and always will be my most favorite.

These two are some of my new ones and kinda popular in my gallery right now,
aleceia Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I was drawing macabre style and when I discovered the photography, the first thing that i thought was... take horror photos.
Probably i love the macabre style because
I went to catholic college...
Already you know skulls, darkness, devils, candles...
the--end Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
yoou :)
TuezdayMorning Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
OK truth is I have never done any horror photography *gasp* but I have been inspired by all these great horror there ya go :heart:
SandyClaws91 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
I've always been a freak for horror and gore movies. I also used to write alot of horror stories and make my own horror movies as a kid.
So when I first got into photography it just came naturally that I had to do something related to horror.

And my favorite piece from my own gallery --> [link]
Ollywood Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a lot of other people here, I was raised on horror movies (Clive Barker's Nightbreed was my favourite film as a kid). To me, 'Art' is about soliciting an emotional response and fear is just as valid an emotion as any other, plus it makes you feel powerful when you scare people.

'Why be respected when you can be feared?'

DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional
I guess with me it was boredom...and the fact that I always liked creepy and gory stuff. maybe it's my dad's fault, because he used to tell me creepy stories when I was little :D

and here's my fave horror photo: [link]
randomvacancy Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I was raised on horror and action movies, so that certainly had an influence, but I saw a lot of screwed up stuff happen when I was a kid, and horror photography is one of the ways I deal with it.

My current favorite: [link]
SUICIDEMAKEOUT Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Artist
Its the fascintion of how the human body is rotting right in front of our eyes.
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