Spirit of Shadows

Model & MUA: Eilish Cashubec 

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario

Camera: Canon 6D

Lens: 50mm f1.8 & 24-105mm F4

The Design

Spirit of Shadows:  An embodiment of every deep-seeded negative thought manufactured by humans. She was A being originally birthed by the gods with a human heart to understand and console humans. She was given the title, 'Angel of Hope' and A white stroke was painted across her face to symbolize her ability to see the best in humanity. Unfortunately, the trillions of thoughts revolving around depression, suicide, murder, starvation and rape were too heavy for her human heart. 

...but where is she now?

She lives in the shadows, where she continues to hear all of mankind's horrible thoughts. Her lack of strength & willpower to provide hope for all of mankind's problems ultimately acts as the greatest weight upon her shoulders. The white strip across her face has since been replaced with a black stroke as she has lost the ability to see hope. She only sees darkness.

Concept: Every day, the news reminds us of how cruel humanity can be to one another. I am no saint, but it hurts my heart to see children starving, people being raped and others either being murdered or taking their own lives. It was a sudden burst of suicides from young and old that caused me to adjust the arc & purpose of this character. Originally this set was simply shot to be something moody for my Instagram feed during Halloween. Although I knew during the editing process that I had something a bit more special on my hands. This set of images sparked the concept for the In My Head project and sets the bar high for later additions.