Whether you are a fan of Jared Leto’s psychopathic Suicide Squad Joker look, or suffer from coulrophobia (The fear of clowns), Rome-based photographer Eolo Perfido’s series ‘Clownville‘ will definitely send a chill down your spine!
(Just a heads up before clicking the link to the series on the artist’s website – definitely NSFW! We’ve got the watered-down versions… Seriously!)
Perfido worked with professional make-up artist Valeria Orlando to create scenes so disturbingly dark that they will put you into a nightmarish state of mind.
For instance, there’s a suicidal jester, and also a clown that strongly resemble the Führer performing the Nazi salute while wearing garter lingerie.
In an interview with Featureshoot Perfido explained that this project was largely influenced by silent film stars such as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Thus most of the models in the photographs pose with exaggerated body movements and facial expressions.
To put it in a nutshell, ‘Clownville’ is slapstick with an eerie twist.