The Harbinger of Death / Grim Reaper
I had the Harbinger of Death / Grim Reaper idea in mind for some time, probably a year, if not longer.
I finally hunted down the Scythe last year and then waited until I found a photographer who could A) appreciate the idea and B) be able to do it justice. Given the style, obviously, those qualities were going to go hand-in-hand but it was just a case of finding such a person.
So there sat the Scythe in the garage collecting dust and cobwebs ( I have a few odd props waiting for shoots such as this ).
What with moving across the country and settling into a new home, a lot of the artistic projects moved to the back burner. However, that creative fix always needs to get sated and it wasn’t long until I was searching around checking out the talent of my new found area.
So I found Paride and instantly loved his work! All summer I had been shooting the flowery, boho styles so I was in the mood for something dark and I believe Paride’s work is dark with the potential to be even darker. His work boasts that of dark creativity that flows outside of the box… excellent!!!
So I dropped him a line and told him about a few ideas I had. One of them being The Harbinger of Death / grim Reaper using the gnarly old Scythe. Paride loved the idea and we had our shoot booked and planned.
The shoot itself was pretty short, we got 2 concepts down within 2 hours plus some laughter and silliness.
Now, I have the results of that day back and I can honestly say, I love them. I adore the desolate and stark feel in the photos with the foreboding tone of death in a prominent position and stance.
These may not be the usual pretty or sexy style of photos I have been doing of recent years but for those of you who love the dark, spooky and gothic, I am really hoping you will love these new shots.
If you do? Please check back on Wednesday night when I’ll be posting the second concept from that day’s photo shoot.