Inferno: A Visual Interpretation

Visualizing old images in a new way

In light of recent events, the world might resemble more and more a real-life inferno. And so, I guess it’s only normal for some of us, in particular creatives, to wonder about what the Inferno might look like.

The other day, while browsing through some decade-old images, I came across a few snapshots that triggered the idea of capturing a visual representation of the Inferno.

Here are two examples:

The first image resembles an aerial view of fiery cliffs brightening the darkness.

Inferno ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. [actual photo: cliffs in Lagos, Portugal on a sunny day]

The second image resembles an apocalypse-like scene, (at least that’s how it seemed to me), showing a molting, deserted road that leads to a fiery castle.

Inferno. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. [the road to Sagres, Portugal on an overcast day]

As creatives, we sometimes use our work to express our fantasies, to visualize our ideas, ideals…and also our fears. Sometimes capturing a visual interpretation of our fears is actually helpful. It allows us to face our fears and maybe it even gives us the courage to take a stand.

And so, what do you think?

How do you use your creative work?

Feel free to leave a comment.

And, as always, thanks for stopping by.

Alina Oswald

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