my bones are branches of a poison tree


Model and make up: Beth Strong
Props made by me.
This shoot is like going back to my roots (goth forever haha) and what feels more personal, and what hurts more, but I can't take pictures of flowers and magic every time. I made a mix tape on 8tracks for the shoot, it works better if you listen to it while looking at the pictures.
I think we shot it back in January (aaages ago), it also has a funny (or scary) story connected to it - before shooting me and Beth talked a lot about American Horror Story (which influenced this a bit) and listened to creepy music to get us into the mood and it probably lasted for like an hour at which time I finally went back to the first floor because suddenly it felt really chilly in the house. I thought that I left the door to the yard opened, but it was closed and it still was so cold and even windy inside. And then I turned around and I saw that the front door that leads straight into the street was wide open. It was really weird, because it probably was like that for the whole time we were upstairs and I actually passed through it and didn't notice anything before, it's also the first time it ever happened in this house. Well as Sister Jude said: "If you look in the face of evil, evil's gonna look right back at you."

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My bones are branches of a poison tree
where ravens weave their restless sleep
and dream into us the darkness
that burns the blood-lust demons that are tearing us apart
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I'm not playing hide and seek,
one
two
free the darkness, cold mistress, possessed by shadows
 
 This one is not my idea, just an experiment for university project. Want to do more of stuff like this in the future though.
I adore darkness so much, that I spend hours with curtains down and lights turned off. And with my eyes closed, because it's never dark enough. I sit in the darkness, until I absorb it and it devours me whole, consumes me and digests me in it's warm stomach. I feel energies and power of the whole world pulsing through me. I become the dark. I am the poison of the night, I feed on the nightmares and only grow stronger. I curse the lands and I swallow the light, I bathe in death and death is what I'll bring to you.

15 comments

  1. Beautiful series and I love the last !

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    1. Thank you! :} it was really interesting to try it.

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  2. WOW these are perfect. The theme is so well played out.
    The girl is beautiful, the colors are amazing. I don't even want to get into props.

    such an inspiring shoot.

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    1. aww, that's amazing to hear, thank you! <3

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  3. She's wearing contact lenses, right? or do her eyes really look like that?
    amazing photos, I love the last too.. and the fist. and the second! so beautiful!!
    Ella

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    1. She's naturally this creppy! ;DD haha. But yes, it's the lenses. :}
      Thank you, really glad you like it! :}

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  4. You're so talented! Love these photos, the capture, the light, the expressions and the tone go really well. Hope to see more xx

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  5. I always love your photos!!! You are so talented!
    Hmm may i know ur instagram account?

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    1. Yes, it's @ailera. :}
      Thank you!

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  6. Gorgeous photos! What an intriguing concept, I love it :)

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  7. These are gorgeous, I love the way you did your own props, they're amazing ! Lovely work :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Camille! <3

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  8. Thank you for allowing us to see your dark side to the soul.
    These are breathtaking <3

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  9. Lovely images! Sometimes it's good to go back to dark roots. :)
    xox
    giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  10. I'm constantly in awe of you! The music is perfect with the shoot. WOW. WOW. WOW.

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