First pictures of Steampunk Freddy shoot

As many of you will be aware, I recently began my new character based on the 1980’s horror icon Freddy Krueger. I recently got in touch with a local...
Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

As many of you will be aware, I recently began my new character based on the 1980’s horror icon Freddy Krueger. I recently got in touch with a local photography group who had attended Whitby Goth Weekend and asked if they would like to arrange a shoot of Steampunk Freddy.

Always a group to explore photographic curiosities, they jumped at the chance. The group is called I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos and they’re comprised of around 400 members. They have an active Facebook page and a dedicated website.

We spent the evening looking for suitable places to take pictures of a horror character and settled first on a small archway that led to a gated off courtyard. After that I changed clothes before finding the second location which was a long alleyway full of graffiti. We also went to the end of the alleyway and found a half demolished building.

It was a good, albeit cold, night and the chaps at IJWTG photo club were friendly and relaxed. They played around with techniques and because this was a mutually beneficial shoot, I was happy for them to do what they wanted to do, while I was left to create poses and throw ideas out for a shot.

If you live in the South Yorkshire area, you can get in touch with James – the club organiser – via the links in this article.

Below are some of the pictures I’ve been sent. They employ a technique called rear curtain sync which is what you set your flash to. The camera then uses a long exposure for dark areas but fires the flash when the shutter curtain closes instead of when it opens, like it would normally. The effect you get is some movement blur and a frozen subject with flash.

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

Copyright James Morgan, used with permission

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4 Comments on this post.
  • herdthinner
    5 December 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Very nice likeness! You don’t even have to see the mouth; the rest sells the likeness very well.

  • Matthew deMaris esq
    5 December 2014 at 9:46 pm

    The mask is ever so slightly too small. Because of that, it stretches my mouth open. The mask means I can breathe easier and not pull my mouth closed. Ironically, I struggle more to breathe because of the mask!

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    8 December 2014 at 7:31 pm

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  • Vinnie Z
    6 October 2016 at 2:46 am

    Cool idea like the glove.. I am a huge fan of Freddy myself been thinking of different variations of a gloves to make .. good short story as well

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