For this post of “From The Archives” we go back to October 2011 where a friend and I thought we’d head up to Bristol to check out the carnage at the Bristol Zombie Walk 2011.
On the way in we saw a Zombie on a bus which was pretty surreal! I’m not sure we were quite prepared for how involved the zombies got! It was awesome! If you were near them some of the more intense characters actually went for you and there were actually people running away being chased by Zombies. If you stood still they pretty much left you alone…pretty much….after they had dribbled blood and gore on you…yes…I had to clean the camera afterwards.
It was a pity some people thought it was fun to take it a bit too far and actually attack the police vans which was a tad silly seeing as they actually weren’t zombies and a copper’s asp is going to hurt like hell if you’re not already (un)dead…but for the most part it was just good fun with lots of blood, gore, amazing makeup and costumes!
Bare in mind these are really low res as there’s a lot of photos! With the shots I was aiming to get a few with motion blur to try and capture the effect of running or pulling away from the Zombies! With the post-production I aimed for dark, grimy, horror movie’esq effects. I remember applying a green filter and boosting contrast and darkening the images with a curves adjustment layer and added “movie bars” to a few images. Hopefully the images look gross!