Shockheaded Peter is based on Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 children’s book, Der Struwwelpeter. Think of it as a macabre version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. A bizarre series of short “cautionary” … umm children’s(?) stories.
This was an opportunity to not only work with some fantastically talented actors, but also to create a unique dreamlike look with strangely distorted perspectives using techniques that I normally wouldn’t choose to use in portrait photography.