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‘All I See Are Monsters’: Amusing Polaroids of imaginary creatures in everyday surroundings
10.10.2017
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‘All I See Are Monsters’: Amusing Polaroids of imaginary creatures in everyday surroundings ‘All I See Are Monsters’: Amusing Polaroids of imaginary creatures in everyday surroundings

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‘Can we eat it?’
 
We all know monsters are everywhere, don’t we? It’s not just at Halloween that monsters like to creep out from under the bed, or crawl up from the depths of that dark, dank cellar, to scare the bejesus out of people. Monsters are everywhere—but we just have to know where to look.

Artist, illustrator, and purveyor of fine goods, Martin Grubb likes to imagine monsters are all around us too. So much so, it inspired Mr. Grubb to create All I See Are Monsters, a series of fabulous Polaroid photographs of just what some of these imaginary beasts might just look like and what they might be up to.

Grubb creates his pictures at his home in Glasgow. He starts off by photographing himself with whatever props he has to hand. “I then use Photoshop,” Grubb tells Dangerous Minds, “to add monsters with the idea that monsters are all around us but go mostly unseen.”

Some of these creatures are far closer than we may like to think.

“Some people have monsters inside,” says Grubb, “these monsters can be destructive or a hindrance but maybe some can be of comfort.”

Apart from creating works of monstrous beauty, Grubb also runs an independent art boutique and gallery supporting local and worldwide artists, illustrators, and jewelry-makers called The Shop of Interest. If this tickles your fancy (and why wouldn’t it?), then you can see more of the talented Mr. Grubb’s work at Grubby Arts or visit his boutique gallery here.
 
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‘Bandmates.’
 
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‘Why can’t I be Batman?’
 
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‘I didn’t invite you here.’
 
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‘How much did I drink?’
 
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‘Ambitious umbrella.’
 
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‘Interesting tale.’
 
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‘Now wash your giant face, eh?’
 
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‘Hairless friends.’
 
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‘Trying to fit in.’
 
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‘Twigs for tea.’
 
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‘Just smile.’
 
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‘Secret fingers.’
 
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‘Christmas joy.’
 
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‘Hat buddies.’
 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Here be monsters: Incredible illustrations from ‘De Monstris’ (1665)
The man who painted trolls, monsters, sea serpents, witches and the Black Death
Weird monsters of Japanese folklore
Famous Monsters: The eerie movie-monster portraits of Basil Gogos

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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10.10.2017
09:14 am
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