To the Devil a Daughter
Sometimes it’s all down to happenstance, a case of being in the right place at the right time with the right people…
Let me digress here for a moment – like many of you I started watching Hammer Horror (among others) when I was entering my teens. I recall staying up late and watching them in the early hours of the morning while my parents thought I was sleeping. I recall watching ‘To the Devil a Daughter’ and it was a lot more serious than the usual Hammer Horror. Instead of humour, it offered some gruesome deaths… and births.
Perhaps this was down to the fact that the film was based upon a Dennis Wheatley novel – a chance for them to flex their creative wings rather than tediously repeat the usual cliches they are famous for.
So, it’s my second photo shoot with Paride Odierna and we have a location and a plan. Now, I have visited and shot at this location before. I remarked at the time, it reminded me of an old Hammer film but I had thought no more of it… until I got this photo back. I find it curious that, although I had thought it and said nothing of it, when I was sent this photo, it became clear to me that Paride (either knowingly or unknowingly) had hit the nail on the head….
Actually, the Nun was an after thought – a mere additional option if we achieved our creative goals with time left over and yet, I think it’s the strongest shot from the entire shoot! Please don’t misunderstand me – I am delighted with the shots from our first theme and shall be posting them here very soon but this was the shot that made me sit up and go YES!!!
I would like to thank Paride for his continued creative presence and his good humour, for what would a collaboration be without these?
What was I saying about happenstance?
No sooner do I finish writing this blog post, I go to my inbox and find another devilishly good photo from Paride! His ears must have been burning, much like the cross in this second photo 😉