Friday, October 1, 2010

A Vampire a Day...

It's October! That means, Halloween. That also means... vampires. We tend to connect more with them during the month of October, but they are around us all year long. And I should know, I do photograph them.

How does one photograph a vampire?
The short answer is: in many ways.

For example, let's start with the obvious: the blood. In order to become a vampire, one has to develop a taste for blood. It's said that blood is best drunk fresh and warm, but it can also be served chilled, or on the rocks.

Bloodthirst - vampire image by Alina Oswald
Where do we find blood? Blood comes disguised in many forms: artificial blood, red wine, cherry or sour-cherry juice, etc. Serve it in a whiskey glass or champagne flute (and maybe get the model to sip it slowly), or even in a water glass (if the vampire is really thirsty), depending on what kind of story you're trying to tell through the photograph. Here's what I came up with, in my Bloodthirst vampire-inspired image: please see the image above.

Until later, be vampire and Halloween inspired this October,
Alina Oswald
Author of Vampire Fantasies