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.
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.
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 photographs the analogue way and “edits” the negatives with acid and wine to give the images the look she wants.
She succeeds with her photography to create small, mythical universes full of beauty and horror, penetrating deep into the heart of human nature.