This project is primarily concerned with the themes of fear and anxiety, and the idea that everyone experiences these emotions. Secondarily to this, my work explores fear and anxiety in the context of femininity, particularly through the role of the female within the horror genre, contradicting the stereotypical role of the female as the victim in this genre.

Through concepts such as the surreal, the uncanny, and abjection, my work aims to explore these themes of fear and anxiety, whilst also considering aesthetics and what it is that makes an image appealing, and exploring why certain photographs may produce a sense of unease. Through the use of lighting, the project pays tribute to the common childhood fear that there is something lurking in the dark, and deals with one’s own individual fears by leaving the images open to the viewer’s interpretation.