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Phantasm by Andrew Paranavitana


Small (15.5" x 23.2")

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This is the first of two pieces that have been floating around in my head for a long time now.

Most of us have encountered darker moments in life. The ones that feel like a bad dream, or at least make you wish they were.

Shot at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. In the stairwells to the lower level. Australia.

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Lensbaby Muse

Edited 1.00am

Textures from free use stock. layered in Photoshop CS4. Adjustments to colours, temperature and contrast.

Stay tuned for the counterpart: Dreamscape..


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

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Spooky Andrew and LOVE the treatment!! Gorgeous work!! :)))

  • Hey Vicki, thank you very much! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Another Parmi dark moment- and what a ripper my friend. Amazing light and eerie ambience- I reckon this would cut it as a book cover for a good suspenseful or darkish novel..

  • It was time for a dark one again :) Thanks so much Rosie, that’s such a great compliment to receive. I can dream that might happen one day!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, perfectly done!

  • Thank you so much Denis!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    This is spooooky Andrew……looks awesome. Fantastic work !!

  • Hey Sean, thanks heaps mate! The original looked quite spooky with the lensbaby effects, so it all lead me to this nightmare haha :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    EEEEeee! This is scary and I am not going down! Love the thought and work on your piece!

  • Haha, better to run really! I’m really glad you said “going down”.. I was interested to hear if it was perceived as up or down. Thanks very much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Now I do not see the darkenss that we can in life get enveloped in and have been when you hit the lost point everand feel lost and submerged. I see the light at the end of the tunnel that draws me up may be a step at a time and take a long time to walk them but im moving out of the deep swallowing darkness to the light. : ) Another beautiful image and creativity

  • What a great view and analysis of this one Karen. Your positivity and bright outlook will always outshine any darkness. So glad you commented on this one, I love hearing a viewpoint like this, something everyone can learn from and grow with. Thank you so much my friend :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 4 years ago

    Needs a slightly abstract silhouette, something unfreindly! Great Andrew, your moods come over well mate!

  • Thanks heaps mate, glad this one resonates! Funny you mention a silhouette, as I waited for the stairwell to be clear before I took the shot! Could have easily had one in retrospect. A good enough reason to go back though haha.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Joel Aston
    Joel Astonover 4 years ago

    I love it just as it is. For me its the fact its empty that creates the fear.

  • Thanks a lot mate, I’d have to agree with you, I like the sense of mystery and fear the emptiness creates :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • David  Howarth
    David Howarthover 4 years ago

    Looks like the last vision of a doomed soul!!! Awsome pal!

  • I like that a lot! Thanks heaps bud :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 4 years ago

    Yikes!!! It really does look like something out of a very bad dream………….
    How odd… I just red Karens comment… and now… I can see that too… I guess it depend on what mood you’re in or where your mind is…
    On another note, I completely agree with Rosie… it would be perfect for a book cover. Many of your images would :)
    Great work as always my friend :D

  • That is so true Eva, the mind will see what it feels at the time. Thank you very much my friend, I love insightful comments like this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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