For a good few months now, I’ve wanted a gas mask so much so that I can take some portrait shots and I finally got one a couple of weeks ago. The only problem is, I don’t want to take a photograph that isn’t scary in some way. So below are three test shots and my thoughts about them that will help to inspire me for my perfect horror shot.
The first shot shows Mark on his back as I didn’t want the standard full frontal shot. I don’t think it’s scary though.
Mark’s eyes caught my attention and I somehow had to capture these. Again, it’s not horrifying.
Finally, I thought it would be better if Mark took off his shirt, but personally, I think this is more of a fetish shot than anything else.
My main lesson learned here with this first shoot is that the setting, which was the living room floor, is the reason why the photographs don’t have that edge. I will think of a perfect location and try again, but never the less, I do like the photographs even though I didn’t achieve my goal.