We get a ton of catalogs mailed to the house, especially this time of year as the Holiday Season quickly approaches and manufacturers of all kinds desperately want you to buy their crap. About a month ago my 15 and 11 year old got bored one evening and decided to defame one of the clothing catalogs…with corpse paint.
For the uninitiated who may stumble upon this post, what is corpse paint? Since shock rockers like Arthur Brown and Alice Cooper started adding black make-up to their repertoire in order to darken their image, there has been a clear lineage of bands who paint their faces in the name of evil (or if you’re KISS in the name of gimmick). Popularized by European black metal bands, beginning in the late 80s/early 90s, “corpse paint” has become its own cultural icon of sorts. Instantly recognizable by metal fans, it could be argued that corpse paint has jumped the shark a bit, both in the scene itself, but more so by those who have appropriated it for other uses (you know…like what you are about to see below…) But, as tired as we probably all are becoming of seeing corpse paint added to everything, I couldn’t resist sharing some of these because a) they make me laugh and I think they will make you chuckle as well and b) there is just something so amazing about the juxtaposition of the innocence of toddlers and tiny babies with that of upside down crosses and black metal styled corpse paint. (Oh, did I mention when I started this blog that my sense of humor is sicker than most? I probably should have.) Without further ado, the first installment of Corpse Paint Babies…
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This really belongs in a gallery. Makes me think I’d like to photograph children this way. Kudos to the kiddos!
There’s more where this came from too!