‘Invited and commissioned to create the photography series titled “Underworld” by Hades himself” – www.momentsjournal.com
The Underworld is home to my photography series, capturing the ethereal beauty of the lost souls trapped in The Underworld with a backdrop of decay and abandonment. Each shoot, captures a story of the various characters of the Underworld, the series still only in its infancy, of which I am developing the themes to create a story of beauty, decay, torment, longing, fascination. Between 2015 and 2018 the story will grow and end with a limited edition book of only 1000 copies. The abandoned buildings I have visited over the last few years lend themselves to this haunting series, characters trapped between the death of places and there final departure a purgatory where lost souls can come to rest.
The Underworld is known to be far underground or under the surface of the earth in mythologies. It is a place where the souls of the recently dead go, an afterlife or a realm of the dead. The souls of the dead are transported to an afterlife, they are separated from the body and taken to the gates of the Underworld where they meet Hades, the ruler who hates for anyone to leave and although The Underworld is not a terrible place to be, it is a place of eternity, a place where only the deepest imagination can ever imagine what it is like.
Shoots from 2015 onwards will be shot with a Mamiya Leaf Credo 80 system