Why I do Horror Photography
That’s right—horror, of all things. You might think that sounds a little strange, but it’s true. I just can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. After trying other niches and styles throughout my many years of experience as a photographer, I realized this is what I was meant to do.
Horror photography isn't for the faint of heart, but it's a thrilling journey that I'm deeply passionate about. While the goal might be to evoke fear, it's equally about creating art and storytelling.
I choose Horror Photography because every step of the process excites me, from the initial shoot planning to the final editing.
The process involves collaborating with clients and makeup artists, finding inspiration, and scouting the perfect location. When the actual shoot day arrives, my role as a Photographer officially begins.
I start by fine-tuning the lighting, a crucial aspect of telling a compelling story through art. Establishing a rapport with the model is equally important, ensuring they feel comfortable and natural.
Posing the model is another creative challenge, and it varies based on the theme and concept. I will have a Mood & Pose Board put together for the shoot to reference. Once we find the right angle and capture several shots, I review the images with the model to identify what's working and what's not.
We make adjustments as needed to create the best horror images. After a few more poses, the shooting phase wraps up.
Finally, I delve into the editing process. While I can't reveal all the editing secrets, it involves elements like refining lighting, adjusting colors, and enhancing the overall tone of the image. I take pride in dedicating time to each photo, spending anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity.
Editing, with background music setting the mood, is a part of the creative magic that fuels my passion.
I'm truly dedicated to Horror Photography, and if you resonate with what I do, consider setting up a photoshoot or exploring our print collection. I promise you won't be disappointed.