The “Sealed Evil in a Can” trope always seemed to me very intriguing. But surely I don’t want to unleash anything terrifying into the world, so all the haunted castles, bats and zombies trapped inside my glass jars are tiny and harmless.


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For this small series of spooky Halloween pictures I used lots of smoke. I found it an easy way to create a mysterious and enigmatic atmosphere. Smoke is malleable and interesting object for shooting itself: cryptic, mystical and a bit creepy, it’s perfect for Halloween. And it looks even better in combination with some storytelling elements like, say, silhouettes of zombies, ghosts and witches. So I just cut them out from paper, set the backlight to make the jars shine and took a picture.

Fun fact: This series was inspired by an article from Eliezer Yudkowsky’s book “Reductionism“, that has nothing to do with zombies in a traditional sense of word, but still really sapid and fun to read.

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Souvenirs from haunted mansion

Zombies? Zombies!

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