Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mind's Eye - All Hallows Eve

For this month’s post I thought it would be appropriate to show off some of the POEs finest spooky imagery.   Manipulated and abstract photography lend themselves perfectly to creating scary accidental creations, crafting nightmarish ghost stories,  and altering beautiful images into eerie wonders.  Whether it be light leaks, grainy/vintage textures, hazy lighting, or multiple exposures, this genre of photography can conjure up the spookiest and most haunting creations imaginable.  For this special Halloween edition enjoy the tricks these manipulated images whip up and allow them to treat your imagination.  Happy Halloween! 
One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.  
~ Emily Dickinson

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.     
~Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
 Both images by Gothicrow"In Dreams I Walk with You"  and "Dusk"
 Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen 
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" 
~Dexter Kozen

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.   
~ George Carlin

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  
~Henry David Thoreau
"Pumpkin" by Erin Reynolds

"Mind's Eye", by Anika Toro, is a monthly post focusing on abstract and manipulated photography.  Anika lives in TN with her baby, husband, and two naughty cats.  She loves taking photos every moment of every day.  
Anika shares her photography in her shop, on her blog, and invites you to collaborate.


PhotoGrunt said...

Wonderful selections! These sorts of images are fun and thought provoking at the same time. What did the artists have to do to create the image? What was the intended message? What does the image mean to me? Very cool!

Tavi said...

I love this collection. Seeing many of these amazing images has given me inspiration and insights into ways of doing things that I might not have considered before. Thank you so much for including me in this chilling collection!

P.S. Your pairings of images with quotes are on-point. Loved it :)

dnoyes said...

Agree completely about the quotes, and what an honor to be included in this eerie lineup. I was already a fan of gothiccrow's work but cool to discover these other artists too. In answer to your question, PhotoGrunt, I use mainly TtV (through the viewfinder) backgrounds and manipulate "spirits" from vintage or original photos in with Photoshop. I'm not sure I have a message, just giving a modern spin to the old tradition of "spirit photography," which has long fascinated me...

Anika said...

Hi all! Thanks, I am so glad you like the post!

Steve- I agree, manipulated stories often leave me with wanting to know more. The stories these all told were very intriguing.

Tavi- Yes, very inspiring shots!

DNoyes- Thanks for the info! Your work is fabulous!!

Celtic Cat said...

Great collection of scary, yet thought provoking images!

Nakedeye17 said...

The quotes SO enhance your photo selections. Love it!

R Montalban said...

very halloween