Badass Photos of Empowered Post-Apocalyptic Girl Gangs

Bryn DC's inventive images tell a story of power and resistance in a time of desperation.

You can spot shades of Tank Girl, Mad Max, and The Warriors in the work of Melbourne-based photographer Bryn DC, who we discovered on Beautiful/Decay. But the artist hopes audiences will focus on the power of women in the narrative images rather than the pop culture references that abound. “My life has been spent making monsters, whether human or inhuman, figurative or literal, and showing the humanity that survives them,” the photographer writes on Patreon. “I have a background in effects make-up for film and my art has always drawn influence from fringe genres like horror, film noir and giallo.” This is evident in the handmade elements in the series Hypermnesia 99, which also boasts a lurid color scheme similar to the Italian thrillers of the giallo subgenre. The gritty images from the series Future Fatigue are cinematic and raw – but it’s the badass women in DC’s work who take center stage.

"In the year 1999, society has begun to crumble under the strain of rising inequality and civil unrest. Everything outside the cities has gone; towns abandoned, farms barren wastelands and industry choked. Even here, there are those that still eke out an existence: the outsiders." The Last Resort Gang A Little late for International Women's Day here (but everyday should be women's day because it is still very much necessary), but this concludes Hypermnesia '99, the second series I have worked on celebrating female centric storytelling and showcasing some of the brilliant, creative women I have met. Special thanks to every kickass woman involved this time around, you all make the future less bleak. Models: @bambampresents Sybella Davis @makemeloco Created by @helenareginasmythe x Bryn DC Assisted by @sarah_bacon_bacon #postapocalyptic #girlgangs #portraiture #artprint #makeup #propmaking #costuming #film #cinema #comicbook #apocolyptic #gangs #hypermnesia99 #hockeymask

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