Eternal Sleep

This time, there’s no fancy song or poem, just an old idea that fits perfectly into this series. The photo features a mix of miniature and life-sized elements. I gathered the branches from a nearby forest during spring and let them dry. The tombstone and coffin were already made for a previous picture. The raven came from the model’s own collection, and those nails were found from my grandpa’s attic years ago. As for the skull and candle combination, I made it specifically for this shot. When you’ve been capturing dark images for years, you end up collecting some pretty strange props. It’s all about using what you have and putting together something that tells a story.