Tell me the story of how the sun loved the moon so much, he died every night to let her breathe…..
Halloween is on it’s way. Yes, a month away but I decided to start early. Kirsty from KLB Images who helped me with my photos this week decided she’d like to do something dark so avoiding the common zombie type photos, we decided to go for something more terrifying… Real life madness!
Throughout the years, the full moon has been blamed for madness amongst us. It’s synonymous with werewolves, vampires and just plain lunacy amongst we mere mortals. Of course, the word lunacy comes from the word Luna meaning the moon. Whether or not the full moon does affect our moods and our sanity will always be an argument that no one can win. Personally I believe people are affected by it.
From my own battles with depression and PTSD, I know the feeling of not always being understood by the rest of the world and I wanted to convey how much effort it takes restraining yourself from acting out how you’re really feeling. How sad and crazy you feel when you’re battling your demons all on your own.
I decided on an old building here in my home town, went shopping for some clothes to rip up and we were ready. We headed to our location, a chair and a pink umbrella our only props. It was unbelievably windy which helped make Kirsty’s long hair look even crazier in the photos. It was difficult to get a shot without her hair completely covering her face but I was happy with the photos I got.
When we got home, I started to edit one of my favourites of her with a pink umbrella, straight away. She was standing behind me when she suddenly said, “zoom in”. I did and was quite freaked out to find someone standing in the window of the old building. Now, I’m not saying it isn’t possible that it was a person actually in there, however, I took a photo 4 seconds before I took this one and there was no one in the window in that or any of the 162 photos I took. Just the one I was working on. The windows are all covered in plastic and although I know most people will write it off as just someone standing there, I personally believe it was not a living being. You can make up your own mind.
But beyond being freaked out by that photo, I have quite a few good images that I’ll be working on over the next few weeks from this shoot. I have chosen 3 that I’m thrilled to share with you today. I’m really looking forward to doing a few other spooky shoots leading up to Halloween that I’m sure won’t freak me out anywhere near as much as the photo above.