Kittens, if you suffer from a fear of clowns, best turn away now.
Still here? Then don’t say you weren’t warned when you see the grotesque circus bacchanalia of Paradise the Club by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. This 2001 photoshoot features explosive, highly-saturated photos of a circus turned sinister bondage club full of lurid freaks and malevolently mischievous clowns. Not enough to fuel a coulrophopic’s waking nightmare? He thoughtfully provided an accompanying series of disturbing clown portraiture, Paradise Portraits, close-up photos of clowns in various stages of terrifying, from decay to intensely grinning maniacal joy. Visit Erwin Olaf’s portfolio for the complete collection, and see you in your dreams, darlings.
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Categories: Art & Inspiration
I love that the photographer is looking back at us, mirrored in the scary clowns’ eyes!
Oh, excellent catch, Lia. I love it!
A 3-Ring Circus of Fun!
I don’t think I want to know what those rings are made of…. 😉
Best left a mystery, sweetie. 😉
Oh God oh God — that milky stuff on his lips! — Achk!
If that stuff goes in his mouth I will never go to the Internet again. Ever.
Ahahaha! Meeee too!
It’s just a matter of time…drip…drip…drip…
Urggghhh clowns are the creepiest things ever, I even thought that before reading It
Each one seems a little worse than the last!
I wish that was my local bar
They would have a heck of a happy hour, I bet.