School Gets Freaky With This ‘Black Hole’ Yearbook Photography Series
I love it when comic books inspire real life action – assuming, of course, that real life action isn’t dangerously akin to a Michael Bay movie. Something more creative would be nice, like cosplay, although that too can yield disastrous effects.
For those who aren’t aware, Charles Burns’ “Black Hole” is a 12 issue limited series that ran from 1995 through 2005. That’s lot of time without a lot of issues, but the story more than makes up for it with a close examination of youth culture by way of The Bug, a sexually transmitted disease that turns teenagers into horrid mutants.Photographer Max Oppenheim and prosthetic artist Bill Turpin derived inspiration from “Black Hole” to produce a photo series transforming everyday high schoolers into the freakish kids populating Burns’ comic book series. It’s a pretty amazing tribute that anyone can appreciate, even if you’re not particularly familiar with the source material.