Sometimes the dark parts of myself are intangible; inexplicable, indescribable. In these moments all I can do is attempt to create something that feels similar, though it rarely makes intellectual or visual sense.
Make of it what you will.

Sinful Sunday

  39 comments for “Surrealish

  1. 07/09/2013 at 23:36

    Wow! I love this. It’s so strange. Beautiful words.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:16

      Thank you; “strange” is definitely what I was going for.

  2. 08/09/2013 at 00:05

    and sometimes the dark parts of you lead you to an image that makes me skin prickle. You appear so vulnerable here and yet there is also something very proud and powerful about it.


    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:18

      You know it’s odd: I’ve been looking for a paperbag for ages so I could take some photos that were more about degradation and anonymity; but these did come out much prouder. Perhaps there are more photos to be taken.

  3. Heaven
    08/09/2013 at 02:04

    Strange but very enlightening. I love the black and white of it.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:18

      Thank you! Unusually for me this was actually shot in black and white; it’s rare that I’m that sure of what I want.

  4. 08/09/2013 at 08:17

    We can’t pretend to understand what’s going on in your mind, but the image is interesting, powerful and wonderful all at the same time.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:19

      Thank you; that’s a wonderful comment to read.

  5. 08/09/2013 at 11:52

    Interesting. Sensory deprivation can be used to put you more in touch with those “inner senses” which may end up re-fining your perspective in general.

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:19

      The sensory-deprivation aspect of this hadn’t even occurred to me! Now that just adds another level. Thank you!

  6. 08/09/2013 at 11:57

    The most random of combinations can be the most interesting: sweet and sour is a culinary carcrash but is fairly popular, plus chips and mayonnaise and chocolate and chilli

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:20

      A very interesting comment… if even more confusing than the image!

  7. 08/09/2013 at 13:23

    Haha!!! Awesome!!!

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 14:20

      Laughter, huh? I guess there had to be one, haha.

  8. 08/09/2013 at 15:49

    There are so many different ways to view this image. It’s strange and beautiful, hidden and exposed…there’s a lot of emotion in it, but difficult to truly pin-point exactly what. You did a fantastic job, and I just want to keep looking, trying to discover everything there is.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 17:57

      Thank you! That’s such a wonderful comment. What more could a photographer want than to draw people in?

  9. 08/09/2013 at 16:36

    This photo has a disassociated feeling. Nice.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 17:57

      “Disassociated” is such a perfect word for what I was trying to convey. Thank you.

  10. 08/09/2013 at 16:41

    This is gorgeous.

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 17:58

      Thank you!

  11. 08/09/2013 at 18:20

    Wow! That is deeply surreal and awesome :)

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 18:22

      Thank you!

  12. 08/09/2013 at 20:04

    I love how strange this photo is…and the most frightening part of it for me is that we can’t see your face. Brilliant, inspiring image!

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 20:09

      You know, that even freaks me out a little bit. Thank you; I’m glad you like it.

  13. 08/09/2013 at 21:17

    OMG Harper, every time I see an image of you I just stare. This one, yet again, is BRILLIANT!

    Rebel xox

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 21:37

      Oh, thank you so much. x

  14. 08/09/2013 at 21:39

    You have such a gift with the camera, Harper. I don’t think I’ve seen a shot of yours I haven’t liked. This image is so odd (in a good way!) and there’s so much that could be read into it. My eye keeps going to that guy in the picture on the wall who seems to be watching you … Jane xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      08/09/2013 at 21:55

      Thank you! I’m very happy with this image. And the man on the wall is Bill Hicks! He always watches us. :D

  15. 09/09/2013 at 08:31

    I freakin love this! The surrealism, the composition…’s a genius image.

    Flip x

    • Harper Eliot
      10/09/2013 at 14:42

      Thank you so much! That’s a wonderful comment.

  16. 09/09/2013 at 20:06

    Looking at your image there is something to be proud about here. You are more beautiful than you could ever imagine. You are stronger than the world gives you credit for.

    Brilliant image!!

    xxx Miss July xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      09/09/2013 at 20:08

      Um… the world credits me with plenty of power, and I do think I’m beautiful… but thank you very much.

  17. 10/09/2013 at 00:50

    Although your face is covered, your body is still very open. Lovely.

    • Harper Eliot
      10/09/2013 at 14:42

      Thank you.

  18. 10/09/2013 at 22:22

    hmmm not sure what to say but impressed none the less

    • Harper Eliot
      12/09/2013 at 15:56

      Haha, somewhat of a perfect response I think.

  19. 05/11/2013 at 17:39

    Amazing photo!

    • Harper Eliot
      06/11/2013 at 15:26

      Thank you!

  20. Doug
    17/03/2014 at 14:01

    wow that is one stunning photo. So so nice.

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