Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, completely terrified and immobilized. You try to call for help, but you can’t. You’re in a waking nightmare, surrounded by horrifying hallucinations. As awful as it sounds, there are people who experience those things, with some variations. It’s called sleep paralysis. An extremely talented photographer named Nicolas Bruno has been haunted by his sleep paralysis since he was 15. He has since used these nightmares and visions to inspire his surreal and conceptual photography.
The 19 year-old is a student at Purchase College in New York. He is refining his photography skills there, but he took all of the photos below “with only my camera, two lenses, remote, and my tripod.” He doesn’t have assistances, expensive lighting or other gadgets. It’s just one man and his camera.
He also keeps his Instagram account updated with his photography – you should check it out. We’re eager to see even more of his work in the future.
Source: Nicolas Bruno Photography
These photos were borne of terrible nightmares, but they convey so much more than fear. Their dreamlike quality is absolutely stunning. Please click the button below to share these images with others.