Alejandro Meléndez's picture

Zombie Apocalypse

I really like horror movies and I wanted to create a scene with a dark and apocalyptic atmosphere.

To try to achieve my goal I used some materials to build a diorama and use a scale model with some modifications.

For the diorama I used sandpaper to simulate the street, I built the walls and the sidewalk with plaster and the tubes on the walls I made them with straws.

To modify the car I sanded and painted it with the salt chipping technique andI hit it sometimes to create a wear effect.

To illuminate the scene I used the ligth painting technique. I turned off all the lights in the room and just illuminated the scene with a small lamp.

To get the final picture I had to mix 2 photos, one of the whole scene and other only of the light inside the truck and then some digital manipulation to add the red hands and color grading in Photoshop.

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Chase Hirt's picture

Absolutely incredible! Love the concept and flawless execution.

Alejandro Meléndez's picture

Thank so much Chase Hirt !!!

Chase Hirt's picture

Was the handprints on the car inspired by Felix Hernandez (Hernandez Dreamography) and his Love Bug photograph?

Alejandro Meléndez's picture

No, actually I placed the red hands to reinforce the idea that it was an image about zombies, but of course I know Felix's work, thanks to him I discovered this type of photography, I love his work :)

Chase Hirt's picture

Same here! I was inspired to start shoot miniature cars and build dioramas from his amazing work.