Blog Posts tagged masks

Masks and Photography, Ritual and Film

By Paul Watson on .

Over on Twitter yesterday I posted a series of tweets that, merged together, went something like this: What I need is Brighton people who will dress up in masks like those in the photo [above] and these, and be filmed doing some sort of dark folk-horror dance/performance art/ritual. Performers…

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Photographs taken from the edge of the wood at midnight

By Paul Watson on .

Photographs taken from the edge of the wood at midnight is the title I finally decided on for my set of 4 photographs (taken at various shoots between 2013 and 2015). Like many things, it came to me as an off-hand remark that later coalesced into the best title for the set. The set contains…

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The Moss Figure

By Paul Watson on .

The “Moss Figure” is an image that’s been haunting my mind since I was a child. The original inspiration was a reproduction of a Cibachrome print by Veruschka Forest-piece at Schnaitsee, Performance I, 1972 which I saw in a newspaper’s Sunday supplement magazine as an 8-year-old boy.…

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A new bird mask

By Paul Watson on .

I recently bought this rather creepy “blank” bird mask by Seattle-based artist Cassandra Mélena. My plan is to paint and decorate the mask to use in another series of mythologically-inspired photographs in the same style as my Blindfolded Seeress, Death Mask, Badb Catha/Crow Mask, and Bark…

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Making Myths

By Paul Watson on .

Looking back on my photographic work since 2012 I’ve got to the point now where I feel I’ve amassed a good range of these pseudo-mythological characters. There are probably a couple more female characters to do, then I will turn my attention to the male characters. …

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