Ophidio, the fear of snakes, is the first experiment from the collection Portraits of Phobias.

The Concept
Every person may have from one to a number of phobias that challenge their everyday life. In this experiment the subjects are portrayed in their ultimate fear and given the opportunity to face their inner horror.

The whole process is a mix of both traditional and digital art and inspired by eccentric 50′s movie posters.

The Process
The person involved share their phobias and how they imagine themselves tangled within this fear. The material is then used to prepare a sketch and a mood board. A photo shoot is planned for lighting and form reference. Any useful props are created before the shoot.

To achieve the 50′s look, samples were made using the tinting technique on a black and white print.