Here be monsters

Using a cheap HAMA close-up lens. The "monster" is msade from latex and gained some notority as a prop for the first concerts of the "last Gothic rock band" THE HOUSE OF USHER with Jörg Kleudgen.

Photographer:
carsten-schmitt
Uploaded:
2012-01-29
Tags:
close-up house_of_usher macro makro monster
Camera:
Canon AE-1
Film:
Kodak 200
City:
Speyer
Country:
Germany
Albums:
Monsters!

4 Comments

  1. abris
    abris ·

    Is this monster your creation?
    As well as the shoulder monster from the oilprint?

  2. carsten-schmitt
    carsten-schmitt ·

    @abris It is the same monster. This is just a close-up of the same thing. It was made for a friend of mine, Jörg Kleudgen, around 1990 or 1991 when Jörg's band was still so bad they needed a funny prop to draw attention. He cleaned out his house some time ago and thus the shoulder monster was looking for a new home. :-)
    BTW: The other photo is no print, but the "negative" or "positive" rather of a wetplate collodion photo on a glass plate.

  3. abris
    abris ·

    I think making shoulder monsters is a very important skill. I hope your friend will master it.

  4. carsten-schmitt
    carsten-schmitt ·

    @abris Everyone should have a shoulder monster! :-)