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Halloween Horror Nights

Face Off at Universal Studios Florida HHN

on October 24, 2014 - 4:54pm

In just over an hour, I will be hiding behind a pillow, mortified to see myself on Innerspace. The experience with the team who came to the house was fantastic. They made great efforts to make me feel relaxed despite my neurotic shyness and aversion to putting a spotlight directly on myself. And there was an actual spotlight to face along with the lens of a camera. As readers know, I generally avoid posting images or videos of myself online so this is a leap outside my comfort zone.

In honour of SPACE channel coming to the house, I wanted to get my images from Universal Studios Florida posted, featuring their Face Off models in wickedly wonderful costumes.

Next time I need to attend Halloween Horror Nights twice: once to look around, and once with a tripod! Considering these are all handheld photos taken at night, I think they came out pretty well.

Enjoy!

I'm off to find the vodka. 

And a big pillow.

The Purge at Halloween Horror Nights

on October 24, 2014 - 1:01pm

It is with no great exaggeration that I say it's been a busy month. I was a vendor at the Bazaar of the Bizarre, submitted pieces for Nightmare on Queen St at 416 Gallery in Toronto and attended the opening night masquerade party last night (404 Queen St E if you want to go have a peek), and had two days to decorate for SPACE Channel (Canada's SyFy equivalent for my American readers). I love sharing my work but the idea of being on camera made me hide under the couch. The episode actually airs this evening at 6:00 EST on Innerspace

With so much on my plate (not to mention an impending November move), I decided I would have my Halloween fun at the start of the month. I went with friends to Orlando for 5 days. One of our stops was to Universal Studios for their Halloween Horror Nights

I've decided to go through some of my pictures today and post a few for you. We'll start with "The Purge". I didn't have a tripod with me, so most of the photos are in the daytime for this streetscape. Luckily I did manage to get some fine night shots in other areas. 

But for now, some daytime shots of what it's like to be immersed in a city where the culling of people is encouraged. Smoke and the sound of gunfire fill the air. And even in the sunlight, it's impressive.