When You Combine Nightmares And Taxidermy Things Become Hauntingly Surreal

These images look like they came right out of my worst nightmare, literally.  I imagine if we were trapped in some magically creepy world, this is what we’d see.  However unusual these photos are, you have to admit the photography, and vivid imagery is nothing short of impressive.

The photos come from a couple who go by the name “Mothmeister“, passionate taxidermy collectors who portray anonymous ugly masked creatures as a reaction against the dominant exhibitionism of the selfie culture, and beauty standards marketed by the mass media.

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According to Mothmeister, “We reincarnate these dead critters into fairy tale figures by dressing them up like the Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter did. Our surreal inspiration comes from our own imagination, dreams and nightmares.”

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“We portray anonymous, ugly masked creatures as a reaction against the dominant exhibitionism of the selfie culture and beauty standards marketed by the mass media.”

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You can check out more of their work on Etsy and Instagram. If you thought this was interesting, don’t forget to share it with your friends! (h/t Bloody Disgusting) (Photo credits: Mothmeister)