The second installment in my Neon Extreme series. Make sure to check out the previous series here - 

Each of these pieces are made of a variety of web-sourced photography and digital painting & photo manipulation techniques. 

If you aren't caught up on the narrative, it goes like this...
Aliens have made contact with Earth and doomed its inhabitants to complete annihilation unless humanity changes it's ways for the better. Desperate for a way to best correct ourselves, a powerfully influential cult emerges and begins advocating an extreme lifestyle in order to live our lives to the fullest. Backed by the mysterious Rumbold corporation, the movement gains momentum and its numbers swell via immense propaganda campaigns and brute force. Rumbold's new line of artificial accelerants are able to heighten senses and increase adrenaline production, allowing consumers to truly live life faster than ever before. Completely unconcerned with personal well-being, humanity begins to turn to more primal sources of adrenaline fueled thrills. Over time, the consumption of Rumbold products is revealed to have horrible side effects, which only serve to quicken the natural decline of society and loss of all self-control. In a bizarre twist of fate thanks to overwhelming superstitions and a drive for perfection, we remain as doomed as ever despite our best efforts.

This time around is focused on emotions and individual personas in the form of portraiture. As a result of the dystopian society these individuals find themselves in, each has responded in their own way. From the blissful thrill seeker to the decomposing junkie, these faces tell a story all their own. How might you choose to respond?

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