Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Vampire a Day... Vampires as Creatures of Darkness

Vampires are perceived as dark, enigmatic, frightening, yet attractive creatures. Sometimes works of fiction let us believe that vampires lament about being forever damned, soulless monsters, killers...

If that is true, then the question is: Is there light within their darkness? Is there any hope for their salvation?

"Light within Darkness," by Alina Oswald
I tried to capture that darkness and the light within, while using one of my models, because models can be like canvases, on which one can "paint" with light and all its colors, as much as with darkness and all its shades. Here is my rendering of "Light within Darkness." The image was created in total darkness, using only one source of light--coming from below, from a flashlight, illuminating the model's face and also the background shadows. The collar, pulled up, added to the 'monster'-effect, to the frightening and dark element of the image.

As always, thanks for visiting.
Alina Oswald
Author of Vampire Fantasies
www.alina-arts.com