DreamScape - Please like Linda Blacker ALUK to see more of my work!
Now this is an interesting shoot indeed, and quite personal, as it's inspiration comes from a sleep disorder I suffered from for many years called Sleep Paralysis, a state where the person with the disorder will try to wake up from a deep sleep, but finds themselves paralysed, and caught between the conscious and the subconscious, the longest recorded case being - 72 minutes. (Thank you to Louise Plumb for the name inspiration! :D )
And so I thought I would start of this series, with how my sleep paralyisis started - With a recurring dream.
Every night for several months when I was around 14 years old, I would dream that I was being chased by my toys into my sisters room, who was a witch, and would pull out her spell book and make them go away. The more I dreamt this dream, the scarier the toys became... To the point of attacking me.
As the months drew on, I found it more and more difficult to move in my dream, and I used to fall down to the floor whilst trying to escape my toys, and I would be paralysed. Eventually, I could no longer even get out of my bed, I just couldn't move. And thus, sleep paralysis developed.
Photography, Stylist & Model - Linda Blacker
Make Up Artist - Ashleigh Bunce
Hair Stylist - Louise Plumb