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Lingering Spirits in Christopher McKenney’s Surreal Photography

Christopher McKenney - white figure over opening coffin

Christopher McKenney is a Pennsylvania-based photographer who combines surrealism with horror. We featured his work in 2013, but in the years since he has created a fascinating body of new work. The images featured here center around McKenney’s recurring motifs of facelessness and fragmentation, which together symbolize the universalizing power of death; shrouded figures appear in forests, cemeteries, and dark windows like harbingers of the beyond. McKenney’s tranquil style has a way of expressing beauty in our fears of the unknown.

Christopher McKenney - head wrapped in lace Christopher McKenney - dark figure over shrouded body on road Christopher McKenney - horned figure in forest Christopher McKenney - coffins and white figure
Christopher McKenney - witch in cemetary Christopher McKenney - white figure in pink field Christopher McKenney - floating red figure and kneeling man Christopher McKenney - shrouded figure in window Christopher McKenney - horned figure in cloak Christopher McKenney - eerie figure in dress on forest road Christopher McKenney - figure in barn
Images © Christopher McKenney
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