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"Nights at the Circus"

"Nights at the Circus"

The brief was to illustrate Angela Carter's "Nights at the Circus". The section I chose to focus on was set in Russia at the turn of the century and introduces the reader to many interesting characters from the circus and the lives that have lead them there. There is a strong sense of melancholy that threads itself throughout the book, and particularly this section, and the black tones of aquatinting perfectly evokes the rather bleak atmosphere.

"Nights at the Circus"
"Nights at the Circus"
"Nights at the Circus"