The clown photography of Khali Ackford

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What is it with clowns? They seem to be an even more malignant force than bankers, especially when you see them traipsing around the eerie midnight world of photographer Khali Ackford.

Khali picked up a Nikon Discovery photography prize for his pictures of clowns.

He started taking pictures of deserted industrial landscapes at night, and it’s the pathos of those that are carried forward and put in human form of sombre clowns that were part of the winning formula. That and the weeks of preparation.

“I’m trying to draw the audience in a bit, trying to get them to pick up on the little stories and see what they can make of them,” he said.

But one thing’s for sure, clowns are eerie.

posted by Lee Morgan