David Blackwell came up with the concept of OCTOBER GOTHIC when he was looking for a new way to challenge himself and do something creative witha little bit of imagination. The concept started with sketches and then it was to find the model. Locations used include Woodland Park and Conrad Cemetary.
OCTOBER GOTHIC was a way to create something in a gothic manner mixed with beauty in addition to reflecting the time of the year. The photos were a way to create images that speak to the viewer and tell a story. Sometimes a few happy surprises came about due to the types of film used and the angles used.
OCTOBER GOTHIC is in a way a brand that will extend from the photos to the web site to a photography book to even a book of stories that will combine text and photos. David Blackwell can't wait to explore new concepts for OCTOBER GOTHIC next year. The web site has five different series of photos ranging from Infrared Gothic to GothicBeauty (the photographer's gothic interpeation of Sleeping Beauty- he imagined a ebautiful woman sleeping on a bed of leaves).