Visual Stories

#NotYourCliche Spooky Halloween Pictures

By EyeEm Team - 3 min read

We're looking for new perspectives on the cliché Halloween visuals that flood our feeds at this time of year. Take a look at our editor Loren's visual curation which will inspire you to go out and shoot the 'unexpected' this scary season.

Halloween is nothing new - we’ve all seen the ‘Happy Halloween‘ images of people dressed in Instagram’s next trending costume idea, cult-classic movies reworked, and endless visuals of pumpkins filled with candy.

Our editor Loren has curated this unique collection to show a darker side to visual storytelling. We continue to see a push towards subtle visual trends. Brands and publications are no longer searching for the expected, ‘in your face’ seasonal images that’ll get washed up in the rapid flow of content production.

This visual curation shows us more about how to take ‘scary’ and ‘spooky’ images to the next level - raw, real, and pointing towards something strange. We hope this inspires you to go out and capture your own halloween stories - minus the clichés!

Think back to our 2019 Visual Trend ‘Visual Decedance’ and use shadows or rich color palettes to emphasize dramatic storytelling or unexpected elements. Capture portraits with a hint towards dystopia, eerie landscapes, and abstract connections.

Already feeling inspired? We have three different Missions for you to be a part of; Spooky Stillness, Inspired by Stranger Things, and Halloween Colors Reworked. The winning images will be featured in our next Discover Feed curations, on EyeEm Magazine, and our social channels!

Reflection of shirtless man in mirror at darkroom
Midsection of man standing against wall
Young woman wearing halloween costume
Close-up of silhouette hand against black background
Person hiding behind brown curtain
Close-up of hands on glass window
Man with bicycle against illuminated light standing on road at night
Cropped hand drowning in lake at night
Low angle view of stars in sky at night
Double exposure of woman on bed
Person standing against illuminated car at night
Thoughtful young woman looking away while standing at night
Low section of woman relaxing on bed at home
Shirtless woman standing against wall
Close-up of beautiful young woman in darkroom
Close-up of empty seats
Close-up of beautiful young woman in darkroom
Full frame shot of star field
Man sitting against black background
Close-up portrait of woman against black background
Young woman looking up while holding bottle on table
Close-up of hand holding rose behind red curtain
Close-up of thoughtful woman with fiber optic at night
Portrait of young woman in darkroom
Close-up high angle view of young woman resting in darkroom
Cropped hands of man in water
Empty illuminated court at night
Illuminated carousel against sky at night

Don’t miss out, share your Halloween content with our Halloween Missions!

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