This Photographer Recreates A Child’s Darkest Nightmares With This Set Of Twisted, Perplexing Images

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As a child, we all had dreams that forced us to wake up in a cold sweat. We remember those dreams where we were being chased. We remember those dreams where we were just about to die. But they were just dreams. They weren’t real. Until now…
In the late 1960s and throughout the 70s, American photographer Arthur Tress created a collection of images entitled “Dream Collector”. The purpose of the collection was to bring children’s nightmares to life. And he did so with absolutely terrifying detail.
Tress certainly did his homework on the subject. “Dreams or nightmares were collected by conversations with children in schools, streets, or neighbourhood playgrounds,” said the photographer. “The children would be asked means of acting out their visions or to suggest ways of making them into visual actualities… These inventions often reflect the child’s inner life, his hopes and fears, as well as his symbolic transmutation of the external environment, his home or school, into manageable forms.”
If you’re prone to having nightmares, you may not want to look at these. If your children are prone to having nightmares, well, this is probably what they look like. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
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