Lead image by Maren Klemp; featured later on this month!
Darkness and beauty oddly enough go hand in hand while playing a metaphorical tug of war with either side taking the lead depending on situations. For many years, this has always been true. From the early stories of the serpent that tempted Eve, to the Sirens at sea who tempted sailors, to the more Victorian inspired modern renditions of gothic beauty–the two have always maintained a back and forth relationship. Though while this all happens, somehow or another there are usually ties to the Supernatural. For the month of October we thought it best to explore this theme and its interpretations in black and white photography. After all, most of the world will be celebrating Halloween towards the end of it.
If I told you that the work that we found isn’t weird, I wouldn’t be honest with you. Indeed, it’s weird. But our intent is to open up the mind’s eye to various types of photographic processes, intentions, interpretations and ideas. Some of it is weird. Some of it is beautiful. All of it, is thought provoking. What we’re really trying to do this month is expose you to something different from the Landscapes that we’re profiling next month.
Last month, we inspired you to get out there and shoot. But this month, we want to inspire you to get out there and create. In the same way that a writer interprets their feelings through words, these photographers interpret their feelings through images.
As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s content.
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La Noir Image.