Sometimes I am surprised by my darker side- and it often comes out in my art. I am actually a fairly bright and optimistic person in real life, I have a strong faith and I believe in all things pure and good…. and I usually avoid all things dark and scary. But sometimes my dark side comes out- either in my very dark sense of humour (I find alot of things funny at funerals, and death in general) or sometimes I get a bit dark in my photography or other artistic creation. I love punk and goth fashion (although I don’t wear it myself) I love broken windows and abandoned buildings and decrepit warehouses.
Today I saw a really cool image on HiFi TV- a show called “Behind the Camera”. It was a photographer who did a self portrait, but in a mosaic style. In the strange and meandering, path that artistic trains of thought tend to take, that got me thinking of window panes, particularly one photo I had of a broken warehouse window. And then I got to thinking about what I could put behind that window… so I put two photos together, played with transparancy, colour and saturation, and then added a paint effect. Somehow, though I didn’t start out with a dark vision, it ended up being a little bit creepy. I still think her eyes are quite beautiful though, and there’s something very lonely and vulnerable about the way she is staring out from behind broken glass.
It was a merge of these two photos:
Also as an aside, this post might increase my web traffic. According to my blog stats, at least 5 people have found me by searching for Zombies. Apparently Zombies are a popular topic on the interweb with the young folk today.