This photographer blew it out of the water with his neon series called The Shadow District which you can find here on Bored Panda. But what he is really known for is his portraits that look like they were pulled straight out of a cinematic film!

"It's just a photo taken at night, what's the big deal?"

What makes Aakaash Bali's portraits so unique is the high production, Hollywood level techniques that he applies to each subject.

Between aliens, ghosts and other nightmares - his work looks like it belongs to a horror movie poster or "Stranger Things" advertisement! Make sure you look closely... or you might miss something!

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Why?
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1 year ago

Dorothy with one for the road before the trip to Oz.

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IT'S THE SWEET ONE
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1 year ago

AWWWW, this one's really sweet to me

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

They miss their father, who was trapped in the television by witchcraft

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1 year ago

That's one long extension cord!

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Tiffany Marie
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1 year ago

When you add too much hot sauce in your soup.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

This is beautifully creepy!

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Bean59
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1 year ago

whoa

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

no escape, poor girl

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1 year ago

This lighting is stunning!

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1 year ago

Has anyone read "The House Of Salt And Sorrow"? this reminds me of that book.

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1 year ago

All of these women are beautiful!

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PotterHead
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1 year ago

I love her dress. I´ve always wanted to wear ne like that.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

This one is my fave!

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AJA MASON
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1 year ago

calling all the monsters

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Emily Ashley
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1 year ago

I like how the branch above her head resembles a halo.

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

How did they capture this, oh well, here´s an explanation: The wave came suddenly, she couldn´t jump on the rescue boat in time.

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Stille20
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1 year ago

it's the bare feet that make this one... not sure what just happened by I feel like there is a dead body somewhere.

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1 year ago

Wanting escape

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joel reji
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4 months ago

she looks beautiful

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broken butterfly
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1 year ago

Something happened to her daughter

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1 year ago

This is an amazing portrayal of heart break!

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1 year ago

That is one heck of a long dress

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Mark Serbian
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1 year ago

Walk across a spider web and get, like, a week's worth of cardio in 5 minutes...

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Aubrey
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1 year ago

getting stranger things vibes here

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MsMysstiGirl
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1 year ago

Learning how to apply lipstick!!!!!

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1 year ago

Beauty and the beast gone dark

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1 year ago

expectation vs reality

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Holly Waychoff
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1 year ago

look up "the yellow wallpaper"

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Zara VP
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1 year ago (edited)

It's always a freakin' doll.

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Zara VP
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1 year ago

Blair Witch vibes for sure.

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago (edited)

The paper simultaneously caught fire, startling the girl, she was scared yet intrigued.

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago

How does it stay standing.

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selma
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1 year ago

looks like one of those old greek paintings

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TheWeirdPlant
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1 year ago

Now, I'm never jumping though a window again, the end.

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

Is how clearly you can see her ribs the creepy part?

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bananapower_2.0
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1 year ago

hmm either she was kidnapped and kept up there or she was kept up there for her life

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Zara VP
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1 year ago

Oh no. Nope.

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago (edited)

A lot of them look like the person is slowly going mad.

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selma
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1 year ago

waiting for her date, who hasn't shown up yet

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago

Always stay in the car. I learned that from jurassic park.

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago

Don't go in. You'll get kidnapped!😱

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Stille20
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1 year ago

I keep thinking I am seeing other figures in the woods

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

Sometimes I sleep like that too. It's more comfortable than it looks.

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

Spiderman's gone rogue again.

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Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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1 year ago

I wonder how much asbestos is in these houses?

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MsMysstiGirl
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1 year ago

Oh I don't know!! Whadoyou wanna do???

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

Her shadow puppetry isn't very good.

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Blarrg
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1 year ago

Miss? That dress is on fire! No, I mean, well yes, it is lovely, but it is actually on fire.

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Zara VP
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1 year ago (edited)

Physical representation of what depression feels like.

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MsMysstiGirl
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1 year ago

So WHEN did you have a bath???

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