A Mask for Halloween

Monkey Mask, Vietnam, 2011

Monkey Mask, Vietnam, 2011

So, I see that Halloween is finally upon us.  Shrieks and freaks.  Ghosts and goblins.
In the past, my Halloween posts have included nude models.  Nudes on broomsticks.  A nude with a wolf head.  A nude with a ghoul mask.  A nude with a skull face.
This year, though, I’m going a different route by posting some of my travel photos.  Here are a couple of photos that I made in Vietnam in 2011.  My group was in a small village to observe some local craftspeople creating their wares.  Out of the blue, a kid shows up wearing a monkey mask and I thought he’d be a good subject for some photos.
Looking at these photos now, they make me feel a little creepy.  Perhaps it’s that the mask looks rather lifelike.  Perhaps it’s the eyes.
Whatever it is, have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone!

3139_03 - Bamboo Village_Kid with Mask

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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