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These Frightening Scenes Will Haunt You For Days

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These Frightening Scenes Will Haunt You For Days

Boston photographer Karen Jerzyk candidly confesses that she's an “incredibly introverted, awkward wallflower” yet her images bristle with an unsettling almost other-worldly feeling full of depth, intensity and emotion.

She's been a photographer for over 15 years "My parents gave me my first camera in 2003" she explains. Her career had predominantly focused on shooting promo shots for bands and touring musicians. With each new tour, she found new ways to improve her technique, discovering those subtle nuances that transform a photo from being good, to being great.

But one day, maybe perhaps out of a desire for a sea-change or maybe a moment of sheer spontaneity - she opted to shift her focus from photographing musicians, to creating her own intricate scenes piece by piece. Transition from a world where her role was to merely document whatever was in front of her, to suddenly being solely responsible for bringing her own unique vision life.

"My trademark of shooting elaborate scenes in abandoned buildings (when I find a location, I quite literally spends hours cleaning up and restoring it to what it may have looked like, paying attention to the smallest details such as placement of items in the room) eventually got me arrested in August 2014 - I like to describe that particular event as “the best thing to ever happen to me”, after national news outlets picked up the story."

"I strive to produce photos that tell a story - that connect with the viewer on a personal level. I like to find locations that were abandoned before any sort of technological age, typically locations with relics left in them from 1980 and earlier (the older, the better)."

"My photos are meant to be read like a book, and looked at and thought about often. There is no “right answer” to the ultimate meaning of any one of my photos, as each viewer can read the scene differently. My goal is for my photos to evoke thought and emotion."

You can see more of Karen's latest creations and fantastical imagery through her official site right here

Via Karen Jerzyk

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