2011-02-01 - Dear Love

I have a huge love for the old Universal films starring Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney. I really adore the Gothic elements of these films and how creepy the sets looked. If you see any old promotional photographs of the Universal film actors, they were done in a style that looked dark and creepy. Also, how many of you remember the series Hammer House of Horror back in the late 70′s early 80′s?

The opening credits with those still photographs and the eerie music terrified me as a child. Yes, fair enough I shouldn’t have been watching them, but I never forgot that music and those images. I think today, a lot of the imagination of the viewer has been replaced with special effects and I want to get back to creating photographs that attract the viewer’s imagination and allow the dark atmosphere of them to linger on for a while.

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