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The Mysterious Photographs of Alison Scarpulla

Alison Scarpulla is a 22-year-old, analog photographer. To give her images a mysterious look, she edits the negatives using acid and wine.

Alison Scarpulla lives and works in New York. She is just 22 years old and has been taking photographs since high school. Her images have a mysterious and archaic appearance.

© Alison Scarpulla

Scarpulla deals with the origins of art — the cult. Again and again, one finds eerie legends and rituals as subjects in the photos. Their connection to nature and people is just as clear.

© Alison Scarpulla

The mysterious effect is often caused by the grainy and blurry photos. To enhance this effect, she plays with light and shadow. Another characteristic is that the protagonists are usually seen only dimly. It’s not the identity of the person that is important but the action and its relationship to the surroundings.

© Alison Scarpulla

Alison Scarpulla photographs the analogue way and “edits” the negatives with acid and wine to give the images the look she wants.

© Alison Scarpulla

She succeeds with her ​​photography to create small, mythical universes full of beauty and horror, penetrating deep into the heart of human nature.

More photos by Alison Scarpulla on Flickr. You can find more information about Alison Scarpulla on Facebook and seeancemagazin.

written by frauspatzi and translated by brommi

13 comments

  1. tamsoam

    tamsoam

    excellent. that's exactly what I would like to achieve in photography... BIG LOVE IT! I'm fan! thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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  2. boredslacker

    boredslacker

    She does amazing photos!!

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  3. captain_mary

    captain_mary

    Wow, that's awesome!

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  4. mojo_lomo

    mojo_lomo

    pretty nice!! great work, :)

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  5. hhjm

    hhjm

    Great gallery !!

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  6. schlogoat

    schlogoat

    Great photos.

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  7. guanatos

    guanatos

    wow, these are awesome :)

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  8. kingnam1

    kingnam1

    She needs to write a post teaching us how to do this!
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  9. spidey27

    spidey27

    awesomeee :)

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  10. luffyblu

    luffyblu

    Wonderful photographs!

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  11. adamo-75

    adamo-75

    Wow, amazing photos. Cheers for the article ;D

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  12. pawathj

    pawathj

    wow

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  13. woddali

    woddali

    mesmerizing!

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