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Labyrinth Trap by Andrew Paranavitana


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Labyrinths have always had a magical and slightly daunting effect on me. Possibly influenced by the David Bowie / Jennifer Connelly 80s movie.

Walking around in the walls of a labyrinth, you have lost all your friends, but can still hear them in the distance, somewhere. Not sure where you are or where you are going, you stumble across an open area, an old forest. You see a makeshift burrow, made out of old stones, looks like it’s been there for hundreds of years. As you get closer, you hear soft whimpering coming from within. As you get to the old wooden door, you can clearly hear a child crying inside. That’s when you hear the growling behind you…

Taken in Prague, along an old overgrown path, on the way to the hill that overlooks the whole city. I clearly remember looking at this and having a small shiver.

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • AmandaH
    AmandaHabout 5 years ago

    Lovely shot and treatment…I so loved that movie too… :o)

  • Thanks so much Amanda! Definitely one of my fav childhood movies too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandabout 5 years ago

    Great work!!

  • Hey Jon, thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 5 years ago

    Great picture! The lightning is fantastic!

  • Thank you very much!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    fantastic shot,,, love the atmosphere, well done

  • Thanks Wendy, very much appreciated :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jodi  Magi
    Jodi Magiabout 5 years ago

    Hot. The distance, lighting… make me scared to stand too near. What lurks behind?

  • That’s awesome! I was almost too scared to go any closer when taking this. That creature behind is deadly, to say the least :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • reflector
    reflectorabout 5 years ago

    A very interesting find and a well processed shot !

  • Thank you very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraabout 5 years ago

    Great work parmi and congrats on the feature. Mmm classic film got it on my shelf, along with Legend and a pint sized Tom cruise :-)) There are afew peeps I’d like to send to the bog of stench LoL Love the visual along with the words!

  • Thanks mate! It’s such a classic movie, I watched it religiously as a kid, with The Dark Crystal and Return To Oz, good times! I definitely have a few to throw in the bog too, and more still for a goblin kidnapping lol. Cheers for the awesome positive feedback :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 5 years ago

    Great image. . .

  • Thanks so much Hugh :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • hologram
    hologramabout 5 years ago

    Slightly disturbing feel again (which obviously I like). The vignetting really focuses the sensation of isolation / helplessness, shiver shiver, very dark, If I said “7” would that make sense…..

  • 7.. are you referring to the morgan freeman / brad pitt movie? If so I think I get it.. Thanks mate, I’m really glad the isolating mood worked! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Ok ok, the words had me shivering. I loved the story and this image is just great ! I love the darkened edges giving it a sinister mood.

  • Thanks so much mate! It was a pretty creepy thing to see in person, I wanted to take it to the next level!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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