Giger in the Gourds: Lessons from an Art Master on Photography

If you’re brave enough to watch the movie Alien, especially during this Halloween season, you’ll see some very unique art courtesy of the Swiss surrealist H. R. Giger. And if you care to go to a local pumpkin festival, you’re likely to find an assortment of gourds that might have moved the master himself. Their gnarled shapes inspired the photo above. A few digital filters later and quaint decorative plants become a dark dream frozen in time.

Feel free to look around you with your trusty camera in your hands. What will inspire you today?

Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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