A quick checkup on the creepy factor
I had this post in draft for almost a week and couldn’t think of anything to say to add to the photo, so I just let it linger there for a while until I came up with something. Anything.
Since it’s been a week and I had no creative writing juices flowing, I’ll just have to put up something. I took this photo while walking around the city last weekend and I thought the scene looked borderline creepy, which I like. Which is to say I like creepy looking photos, especially when I get to take them, but I don’t like creepy things in general. I don’t like horror movies and about 90% of what qualifies for primetime television drama shows these days. Way too much gore for me. I don’t want to fill my head with that stuff before I head off to sleep. Those are more gore than creep, I guess, since things like spiders and old abandoned houses, which are usually classified as creepy, don’t bother me at all. Ok, if the spiders a re large, maybe. 😉
This particular scene is actually through a window of a technical training school. I peered through the window to see if there was anything worthwhile to photograph and I spotted the “dummy” sitting in the chair. I had to go around to another window for a different perspective just to make sure it wasn’t a real person, as it looked quite lifelike. Again, the word creepy came to mind right away. I ended up taking a few sh0ots from various angles, some focusing on the patient a little more but I liked this overall scene the best. Black and white was a natural, of course.