So one of the
projects from hell, ahem – removations I will be doing in my new house is in this little garage that’s on the property. The attic of said barn is a dusty, filthy place, full of broken glass and dirty wood and broken chairs. In other words, a creepy place about to fall down – a perfect place for a dead doll/marionette photo shoot!
Yes, “Fuck Puppet” was the shoot I was speaking of when I saw talking about something that might be perfect for Halloween. As it turned, out, the weather in late October was not cooperating, and it seemed like every day I wanted to shoot was either too cold or if the weather was perfect, I was called off elsewhere on other errands.
Essentially, I needed a day that was above 50 degrees since the garage and attic is unheated. I was also lighting it by natural light only, and as it turned out when I did the shoot, the powers that be only granted me one of my wishes.
I got a warm day, but it was cloudy beyond belief so the natural lighting was pretty feeble. Turning the photos to black and white helped a bit, but in the end I didn’t get quite as many good shots as I wanted.
So I don’t know. They certainly have a creepy, eerie mood to them, but I may either a: go back in there on a warm sunny day and do a bunch more (IF there’s another warm day which is also sunny), or b: shoot some more with this outfit on a set in my studio so I can control the lighting. I’ll have to see how many good shots I get, which I never quite can tell until I edit a bunch and I can tell what’s salvageable. There’s only so much information you can coax out of dark pictures. But here’s a sneak peek of “Fuck Puppet”, probably one of my artsiest shoots so far..