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
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, [link] [link]
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...
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]
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.
I always loved gore and blood as a child (much to the dismay of my parents) and then I started watching horror movies which didn't scare me but helped my imagination along. When I first entered your contest A-Z of Horror, was my first try at horror style photos, and I love them! I love how lethal or subtle the horror in the artwork can be and the colours people use at associate horror within the art. I personally find all aspects of it intriguing, the methods, the colours, the ideas, the models. And just...everything. Does that answer your question?
I still like one of my first horror photos the most so here it is! [link]
I've always been fascinated with horror movies even though I don't watch them much, so when my husband asked me if I would photograph a visual interpretation of one of his short stories, it sent me on a spiral into the genre which I haven't been able to get out of, which in turn made me adjust my editing process and venture into special effects. Even though I haven't finished the original inspiration/idea, I'm enjoying this far too much to get out now - my favorite piece in my gallery at this time is Drilled a Wire Through because it reflects how I'm learning and my new process all in one bang
I think a big portion of it has to do with the fact that I started watching horror films at a really young age (about 5!) and I was really obsessed with slasher films during primary school.
As I grew up and got older and angry at the world it was partially inspired by my love of gore and also very often derived from my own feelings and what I wished I could do to people, or myself. Like brutally murder them or rip out my own eyes out of sheer frustration.
This is posted to self portraits cause it was part of the 365 Project, but it's horror - [link]
I walked in on a crib death baby at 4 in 1964, the peak time for Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr and Boris Karloff and Vincent price.
I became intrigued with death and the inner turmoil finding the real dead child and therefore found horror as an outlet for my anguish instead of going amok at a McDonalds.. At first it was tongue in cheek, but now, I find beauty in darkness -- a serene and melancholy serenade of shadows in moonlight.
To me, a cemetery with aged tombstones is every bit as interesting and curious as a new blooming red rose..