As an artist, I always want to tell a story, or portray enough emotion that the viewer can create their own when they see my work. From Fine Art painterly portraits to vintage horror, I love it all. I’ve been in photography since 2011 but working with Photoshop since 2013. I’m self-taught in Photoshop and learned it with a lil’ wine and a lot of swearing.

I’m not a fan of traditional photography. I often like to mix beauty with a lil creepiness. All I need is a creep-worthy location, papier-mache masks, and Anna Triant gowns.

For two months I shopped props, rode around my new state scouting out locations and talking to property owners, planning the models, styling, and doing dry runs. Yes… dry runs!

On the day of the shoot, I had one goal in mind: create a story with the images. I didn’t just want little girls in pretty dresses and masks. I wanted people to stop scrolling, click on the picture, and conjure up a story from the scene they were seeing. Well, did you?

If you are interested, you can find my previous posts here and here on Bored Panda.

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They gathered near the barn, the fox with the key

The sunny sky turned dark by the window they did meet

They found the sacred book magic spells they did cast

Soon night would fall and they’d travel in their masks

They waited on the porch as the sun went down wearing animal masks, boots, and gorgeous couture gowns

They passed the time whispering, it wouldn’t be long now

The sun would soon set, and they’d be on the prowl

The sun set, they walked through the pines to the path

Adorned in gowns they seemed so sweet without masks

The night was falling, oh, the night called their names!