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Cautionary Tales

This year for Halloween, I wanted to create a horror photo series. I’ve been really thinking about scenes that would be inherently horrifying when you saw them. When thinking about what would work, I started to think about my fiance. She runs by herself in the woods sometimes and it always gives me a bit of anxiety when I think about what could happen. So I started to think, why should I attempt to portray a gruesome scene when I could shoot a suspenseful scene and have the viewer fill in the rest. I tried to think of times where people could be vulnerable or just plain distracted, hence the name, Cautionary Tales.

Have you ever ran in the woods with your headphones on? Do you ever look behind you?

Have you ever ran in the woods with your headphones on? Do you ever look behind you?

When is the last time you checked your child’s closet before bed?

When is the last time you checked your child’s closet before bed?

How often do you go on walks at night with your phone in your face?

How often do you go on walks at night with your phone in your face?

Do you listen for noises when you’re working on your car?

Do you listen for noises when you’re working on your car?

Hair dryers are pretty loud, do you think anyone came in while you couldn’t hear?

Hair dryers are pretty loud, do you think anyone came in while you couldn’t hear?

I hope these photos made you think a bit and maybe gave you a little bit of a scare! I wanna give thanks to everyone that helped make these photos happen. Meghann Halwick, Zach Itterly, Jeremy Cooper, Sarah Peterson, Alexa Hodge, my nephew Saidel, Jarred Johnson, Bob Itterly, Pat Quinn, Steve Bikel, Roger Dean and his dog Freya, Grace Laginestra and Brock Fink. I can’t thank all of you enough, I’m glad so many people are willing to help me make my idea a reality.