The spooky season is over, but for this week’s retrospective, I’m sharing three images produced back in October 2021 for my ‘Portfolio of Horrors’, The Children Of The Night. These self-portraits didn’t make the cut, so, in their way, are ‘shunned things’ too.
Some Halloween-inspired fun and games – the photoshoot that inspired this ‘picture book’. Sweet dreams.
This time last year, I had huge amounts of fun producing a series of self-portraits that lent heavily into the tricking and treating of Halloween. Entitled The Children Of The Night, they emulated old horror movies and the paperback covers of my youth and originally produced for The Kick-About No.39. I’m much too old to actually do Halloween in any meaningful way, but I couldn’t let the occasion pass on here without some acknowledgment of a creative kind, so I do have a creepy little something for you in advance of the 31st. Last seen here, I just happened to have a hand-sewn mask hanging around the house, so spent some fruitful time yesterday hanging out in a clothes cupboard, and the words followed swiftly after. Happy Halloween!
You’ll find a PDF version here.