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June 27, 2008
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Jun 22, 2008, 4:19:11 PM
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The Worms Crawl out


Model is Jennifer aka Jayla with real live worms
Yes, because she's so awesome she came up with this idea.

I couldn't help but submit this...
there is a series and a concept to this.
But I'm too lazy at the moment to put them up together.
It's a before and after concept.
The first portion is images of the model mourning at a graveyard, this second portion is her being buried alive.
Hopefully I'll get around to putting up a diptych or something
of the different images together, the whole process that is.

This was a really fun photo shoot. And one of the messiest I have ever done, EVER. My studio was a mess afterwards. We brought mud and dirt inside and intended to use cardboard as a coffin like, underground effect with the mud on it... but the cardboard ended up so damp that it wouldn't stand up properly. I worked with it anyways. But she was a complete mess afterwards and I had to help her pick all the worms out of her hair and out of her clothes afterwards.

I'll put a mature content filter on this so as not to offend anybody this time.....
Any inappropriate or offensive comments will be hidden and you will be blocked.

The rest of this series:

©opyright me and the model 2008
No worms were harmed in the making of this
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Thank you so much `Katerina423 for the DD!!!!
Thank you everyone for viewing!
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Given 2008-07-07
The Worms Crawl In by =PorcelainPoet portrays a deeply disturbing situation. In this dark and seemingly confined space, only the worms can hear her scream. I dare you to not squirm in you chair as you as you take in this horrible scene. ( Featured by Katerina423 )
An incredibly powerful image that repulse me yet I can't stop looking at it. ;)

The tight composition is perfect and the dull lighting works beautifully, reminding me of defused moonlight seeping in.

I am very impressed with your model's fortitude to allow live worms to slither in her eye sockets and her facial expression can't be anything else but entirely real - it's the worm crawling in[out?] of her mouth that really does my head in. :faint:

Apologies that this isn't much of critique because basically I can't fault this image. Composition, lighting, perspective, tones - all working together in an incredibly powerful and very creepy image. :clap:
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I liked the overall theme and she really does look terrified. The worm in the mouth was also a nice touch. You're very talented with lighting and colours. The dirt is also perfect.

I also like the fact that she has blonde hair. Unintentional or not, it gives her more of an innocent appearance, making her suffering seem worse.

I do, however, feel that the worms could have been arranged a bit more scattered around on the edges. It does look like it's been placed over carefully.

Other than that, I think you did a great job and a splendid execution indeed.
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My worst nightmare. Worms crawling in my body. :saddummy: Good shot though!!
PootPoot Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So raw and intense. wow.
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thank you! :)
Machinegun-Willy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Woooooormmmmssss! It reminds me of The Hearse Song from one of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books I remember reading when I was a kid.

Don't you ever laugh as the hearse goes by,
For you may be the next to die.
They wrap you up in a big white sheet
From your head down to your feet.
They put you in a big black box
And cover you up with dirt and rocks.
All goes well for about a week,
Then your coffin begins to leak.
The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout.
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,
They eat the jelly between your toes.
A big green worm with rolling eyes
Crawls in your stomach and out your eyes
Your stomach turns a slimy green,
And pus pours out like whipping cream.
You spread it on a piece of bread,
And that's what you eat when you are dead.
superstrudel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
DeSiGn-LoVeR Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Featured in my journal BeaAty oF tHe daRk !
the-photographicpoet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this, and I still love it. Absolutely disgustingly gorgeous.
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
:D thank you!
TheHalfBEAST Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
productno49 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great work. I really like when people take the photography process to the extreme, instead of putting fake blood all over the subject.
Though that doesnt mean that i find those worms disgusting :)
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