"Daughters of Darkness is one third of my lifetime. Twelve years spent photographing hundreds of models from all over the world, from every walk of life. I’m 50% music photographer, photographing bands live as well as their promo shots, album covers, magazine covers, and my work is in every major magazine on the shelf. I am also 50% fine art nude model photographer, photographing models for collections and galleries. Those two worlds did not collide until this project. Being that I had always equally but separately photographed bands and models, this was the first time the aesthetics of these two genres I photograph the most could collide into a single project. I photographed Daughters of Darkness in a few different ways. I photographed the models in traditional, fine art, and even fashion-lit settings in corpse paint, but I also shot non-traditional, metal, and creepy poses that are more fitting of black metal art. And, of course, black metal was blasting through the studio speakers each and every shoot. I loved that these images showed the duality of beauty and beast, light and dark, soft and harsh, beautiful and evil. Anything that could be two, almost opposite things at once, had always interested me. I always felt black metal had a beauty to it that other genres didn’t and couldn’t have. The melodies, the fast tremolo picking sounding almost violin like, the dark, cold, and grim atmosphere and evil voices cutting through it all. Black metal is my favorite genre, and I always find it as grim and evil sounding as I find it beautiful… With Daughters of Darkness I wanted to try to visualize that duality that I hear in black metal into these images. Most of the models in this book are not only massive fans of black metal but they also did all of their own corpse paint which makes it their own creation rather than copying the corpse paint of known black metal musician. The models come from every walk of life… from personal friends, first time/only time photo shoots, professional models, actresses, musicians, and celebs, most of whom shot for this project because of their love for black metal. Daughters of Darkness is as much their accomplishment as it is mine. Much like the bands who have become our heroes and gods we praise and worship, these amazing women show that they are too, heroes and goddesses to be praised and worshiped. Seeing these incredible women donning only corpse paint while their inner spirit is unleashed in powerful poses, showing their duality as beauty and beast, light and darkness, soft and harsh, evil yet beautiful, showing that they can be anything they want to be. They are strong, they are beautiful, they are grim, and evil. They are the Daughters of Darkness." - Jeremy Saffer
Daughters of Darkness Photography Exhibit will be on display at Exhibit A Gallery from Feb 4 - 11, 2023.
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