All Hallows Eve
Original shot taken on October 18, 2010, in an empty field, Costa Mesa, CA. Final edit October 4, 2011.
Model - Amanda Ring
This concept, a nude model wearing a Jack-O-Lantern, is one I have seen a few times. But I really wanted to try it, and specifically, I wanted to shoot it outside. This was my first outdoor nude, and there were a few things working against us. Public nudity is illegal here. Costa Mesa has almost NO undeveloped land. Pumpkins, even when hollowed out, are still heavy, and not easy on the head and neck.
Here’s what we did: At about 3 am, we parked my truck in a neighborhood near the field, so as not to attract attention. although it may look desolate, we were less than 20 yards from a street that still had traffic. I saw at least one cop. Amanda (wearing only shoes and a bathrobe) went with me to the field and disrobed. I placed a bright LED light attached to a piece of elastic to her head, then put the pumpkin on her. My blood mixture had been watered down and put in a plastic juice bottle with holes punched in the top. I then squirted this coldness all over her. Bear in mind, with the pumpkin in place, ans couldn’t see a thing. I placed the machete in her hand and walked back to get the shot. The only light was my flash, and of course the one in the pumpkin.
I originally finished this piece the next day. But I was looking at it today, and tweaked a few things. It’s actually LESS Photoshop heavy than before, and you can actually see the house in the background, which was invisible before. You can see the original edit HERE
Times Square in winter, 1945.
Statue of Liberty on Time Square
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never loved a gif so much
this is kinda creepy tho
The story behind this painting is very interesting, though. The artist’s mother was very sick, so the house was always filled a suffocating silence. This painting depicts him wanting to scream, but having to be silent, hence the anguished expression. In the whole painting you see figures in the background, one of which is his sister.
Or how about, that’s totally not true. The original work was by Edvard Munch. Here’s the real story in Munch’s own words; “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.”