Spine-Chilling Clown Portraits By Eolo Perfido Will Bring Nightmares Into Your Life!
Clownville, a photo series featuring grotesque portraits of terrifying clowns, is the photographic nightmare of French-born photographer Eolo Perfido. Perfido says he was inspired by silent film stars like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who were forced to magnify their emotions because they were unable to speak.Instead of bringing joy to children, these clowns scare adults with their hyper-expressiveness. This is to demonstrate the insecurities and dark thoughts that we hide under our cheerful exteriors and witty quips.
Eolo says of his work: ‘Clownville is an imaginary place – a land where everybody is a clown.‘It’s like a metaphor of our own society: an inter-connected world in which everybody wants to entertain and be entertained, behind which great sadness and loneliness are hidden.’