Siren: The Spectral and Grim Photography of American Ghoul

American Ghoul, Siren, dark figure holding skull on shoreline

Daniel Vazquez (aka, American Ghoul) is a photographer with an enduring fascination for occult mythology and the supernatural. His Instagram is a stunning and haunting collection of images that depict dark rituals, impending deaths, and robed figures stalking through empty fields. In a series called “Siren,” Vazquez shot two specters on the storm-rent shore of Half Moon Bay, California. From the strange crowns, to the black veils, to the lone skull, he masterfully combines setting, costume, and atmosphere in the creation of grimly beautiful portraits.

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Images © Daniel Vazquez (American Ghoul)
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