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Inked Photography: somber pictures populated with cute and creepy creatures by Mark Gagne

Looking for a way to cope with the hard days of 2020, Canadian multi-media illustrator Mark Gagne started this marvelous ongoing series of illustrations of cute and creepy creatures populating somber pictures. He smartly titled it ‘Inked Photography’.

I’m a multi-media illustrator from Ontario, Canada, and during the last couple of months, I’ve been blending my two favorite mediums together into this series I call “Inked Photography.” A few things inspired me to create this series: First, to channel my anxiety into a new artistic area of expression. So many of us are struggling to cope with this tumultuous year, and art is my therapy. Second, I’ve always been fascinated with the deep dark forests of the world and the strange creatures that might dwell within. Who knows what lurks beyond the veil of our reality? Third, to perhaps make some statement with these creatures about how we’ve made a real mess of this planet. If these creatures did exist, I can’t imagine they’d be very pleased with the damage we’ve done.

Mark Gagne

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The Guardians At Dusk

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Spirit Tree

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Such Curious Critters

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Scavenger

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Migration Of The Guardians

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Mom… those Things Are In My Room Again

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Will You Reach The Axe In Time?

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They Suddenly Appeared In The Mist

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Captive Audience

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I Think You Woke Them Up

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House For Sale, Haunted Graveyard Included

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As One Guardian Dies, Another Awakens

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We Don’t Dare Go Near The Grimsley House

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Mommy… there’s Something In The Attic

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The House Is His Now

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Crisis Of The Spirit Stags

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The Tree Is Alone, But Not Lonely

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Should We Let Him In?

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Watching And Waiting

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He Casts A Long Shadow

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The Stain Of Pain

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They Came Out Of The Walls

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We’ll Stop For Water Elsewhere

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Their Spirits Rise At Sundown

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We Have A Terrible Mold Problem

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The Eldritch Portal

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The TV People

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They’re Just Standing There… Watching Us

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Shaggy Shamblers Always Travel In Threes

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The Splintered

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