I am a bit of a Halloween grouch. It was not something that I grew up with. Mainly because back when I was a kid it was nowhere near as popular as it is now and also my parents just were not into it either. Once I had my own kids I continued to ignore it, yes I am that person who turns out the lights at the front of the house and pretends to be out when Trick or Treaters come calling. Eventually my kids got to an age where this was just not going to cut it any more and then @domsigns arrived in this house and all Halloween grouching was banished. Suddenly there were pumpkins, tubs of sweeties (candy) for the potential Trick or Treat visitors and even on occasion make up and costumes. Despite all this I find it hard to shake off my belief that Halloween, the modern-day commercial aspects of it, are a made up holiday foisted on us by America. See told you I was a grouch about it all.
So why I am writing about this for Sinful Sunday then?
Well there is one part of Halloween that I do enjoy, and that is the imagery and the stories. I do love a good ghost story or witches, I have a bit of things about both of those but it is the associated images that really do it for me. I love creepy, Gothic horror style erotic images. I love other peoples but I absolutely adore creating them myself. Some of my favourite photographs I have on my site here are the ones that are dark and disturbing. I love exploring the juxtaposition between the things that freak us out and the things that turn us on in my work both written and visual. It is why I get off on the idea of a gloved hand over my mouth while being held down and fucked and why I have fantasies about fucking in moonlight graveyards with the restless dead stirring beneath the surface.
The line between the macabre and grim and the erotic and sexy are very thin for me when it comes to images and creating pictures that inspire those conflicting responses in people delights me. So whilst I may not really be a fan of many aspects of Halloween when it comes my photography I take great joy in delving into the sinister side of eroticism.
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