Francesca Woodman - I really like how the artist has managed to create a macabre and ghostly atmosphere within their photograph by getting the sitter to move almost as if they are attempting to shield themselves from the daylight streaming through the open window. I also feel like the scene of destruction within the image, littered all over the floor, also adds to the idea of spirits and the macabre atmosphere.
In Greek mythology, Melinoe is the Goddess of Ghosts. She is the daughter of Persephone, Queen of the Dead and Hades, Ruler of the Underworld. She lives in the Underworld. She has a pale complexion and a short temper and takes after her father in almost every way, except from her beauty which she gets from her mother Persephone. Melinoe has the powers to turn any mortal insane with her phantoms.
Where am I going? I have seen this doorway and forest in dreams many times since I was a teenager. I am the girl in my dreams. Same colours, same feeling, almost the same clothes. Funny, too, that this picture was posted to the blog on my birthday. Spooky synchronicity stuff. --Meggie
He set his camera to snap a set of three brackets to which he walked in front of the camera, but he had walked out of the frame prior to the final (longest exposure) finishing. The result a ghostly transparent version of him staring out over the river.