Floria Sigismondi 'Immune'
I found this image in a magazine and was immediately drawn to its otherworldly nature. For me this image is quite haunting; the mix of animal and human is slightly disconcerting, giving it a horror movie-ish quality. Also the movement gives the impression that the character is searching for something, peering out at you.
Monday, 20 September 2010
'The Burry Man'. Character from regional British folklore.
I found this photograph on The Museum of British Folklore's website. I love this image; it has a really eerie quality to it, but is also quite comical. The 'Burry Man' is the lead figure in a annual ritual of 'The Burryman's Parade' which takes place in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. I am finding myself more and more drawn to imagery regarding folklore, customs, the darker side of human nature and the natural world.