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Day 149 – Soundtrack to your Escape

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„Spinning further. deeper // I know you’re out to try me
I’m not in this to be a slave // Push the dirt. make me feel
Locate what swallows life // Night bird you build my world
…and then I close my eyes

Drown the monster // Make all bad dreams go away
Whatever it takes to keep your hands free
Open scars // The quiet place // All the bridges fall to the ground
And you say you sacrificed

Everything is in place // So much brighter from today
A king in my own mind“

The quiet Place – In Flames

I worked in an Institution for handicapped people for a while. There were patients with different levels of handicaps working there, going from trisomy 21 to people who were autistic. I always thought it was quite an interesting and disturbing thought to be trapped in your own mind. Don’t get me wrong, the job was fun and we I had a great time working with handicapped people, but you can’t help feeling sorry for them in same way.

When thinking about the Topic ‚A Quiet Place‘ a Song of one of my favourite Bands came into mind. Looking throught the lyrics I found the above textlines and tried to translate them some way into a picture. I always found the Song had kind of a dark tone to it.

When shooting I had a cinematic look in mind, that I wanted to achieve, making it look like a scene from a horror movie/thriller playing at a mental institution. No bathroom with white tiles was near, so that white wall had to do, but I think the nasty green Fluorescent look really makes the image.

48mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox without diffusor feathered of the wall from the left as mainlight, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/8 -2/3) bare bounced of the ceiling from the left with 1/2 window green gel, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/8 -2/3) bare bounced of the ceiling from the right with 1/2 window green gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.