Mid afternoon on a sunny October day in Santa Monica. Autumn here seems to exist only on the calendars.
I am walking on the well-to-do 10th street, lined with cozy homes and beautiful trees - and my eye catches a black metal fence covered in spider webs. It lookes so 'Halloween like' that I can't resist it.
I usually tend toward soft, caressing like photographs - here I go all the way using harsh lines, unnatural perspective, contrast and light to create a scary, thriller like atmosphere.
The blue and brown colors below are the reflections of the harsh mid day sun on the metal. This is exactly the light I usually run away from and yet, I was stunned when I saw how it looked in these pictures.
Is this reality? Fiction? It is neither and it is both. Taking elements of reality and using them to create a mood.
So..... trick or treat???