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By Mark McConville

 

SPOOKTACULAR pictures have captured the ongoing Zombie apocalypse after one photographer turned children into the undead.

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Creepy snaps show the bloodthirsty youngsters approaching the camera with deep open wounds showing and piercing eyes standing out on pale faces.

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Other eerie images show a Zombie ballerina perching on her toes before crawling towards the photographer as she contorts her body.

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The haunting photographs are the work of professional photographer Amanda J. Alvares (33) from Newman, California, USA.

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“I am huge Halloween enthusiast and long-time Walking Dead fan,” she said.

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“Two years ago I had my first Halloween mini-session and one client had her children come as zombies and the rest is history.

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“You see portraits of adults and children with a dark twist – possibly zombie, possibly undead, but unsettling none the less.”

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Amanda, who took the shots with a Canon 5D Mark IV, explained how she creates the Zombie look to achieve the perfectly gruesome results.

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“The process begins with a base make-up on the model/client,” she said.

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“I am OK with make-up but I have the clients pay an actual make-up artist to do that part.  Then I photograph them in a creepy believable environment.

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“After the photos are taken I edit them in Photoshop extensively to tweak the base make-up to make it look how I want and add my crazy eye effect.  I prefer to not add blood in post editing, but in some cases I have to.”

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She can run into some problems if the client doesn’t feel like becoming a member of the undead.

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“Sometimes the client isn’t really in “zombie mode” or the make-up isn’t exactly where it needs to be because we are rushed,” she added.

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“I love the challenging of creating a highly modified version of came straight out of camera.  I try to make them feel real and keep the image clean and sharp.

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“People are usually in shock and are confused.  Some react with awe and some can’t stand it. It’s honestly not a style for everyone.”

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Amanda’s base make-up artists are Mackena Dean and Jewlya Hayward.  Her clients are responsible for their own wardrobe and styling.

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