The Black Lodge by Matthew Coleman and Halla Farhat
A KALTBLUT Exclusive. Photographer Matthew Colemann teamed up with Stylist Halla Farhat and MakeUp artist Servulo Servullo to create this outstanding editorial. With this team of explorers we plunge into the familiar realms of mystery, and deep down into the subconscious, with a dream within a dream. Here, we open our eyes inside the Black Lodge, a place where each soul must pass in order to reach nirvana. In this journey, the hero with a thousand faces must confront the dweller on the threshold, which is their own shadow-self, but if this encounter is not met with courage, then the lodge will obliterate their soul. Model is Samja Saranovic.
‘For there is another place, the White Lodge’s opposite, of almost unimaginable power, chock full of dark forces and vicious secrets. No prayers dare penetrate this frightful maw. Spirits there care not for good deeds and priestly invocations. They are as like to rip the muscle from our bones as greet you with a happy g’day. And, if harnessed, these spirits, this hidden land of unmuffled screams and broken hearts, will offer up a power so vast that its bearer might re-order the earth itself to his liking.’
― Windom Earle, ‘Twin Peaks’