these hair-raising yet humorous scenes leave viewers in anxious anticipation
all images courtesy of aaron tilley and kyle bean




for the story titled ‘in anxious anticipation‘ for kinfolk magazine’s adrenaline issue, photographer aaron tilley and art director kyle bean were asked to create a supporting series of visuals that would aptly express a feeling of expectant and disquieting dread. these obscure states of mind have been imagined through a sequence of hair-raising and stressful scenarios that each capture a momentary yet maddening emotion of anticipation in a single frame. 


the photos creatively capture an everyday stressful situation in a unique and mischievous way — an ink pen precariously dangles above a pristine white shirt; falling concrete bricks domino downward towards a delicate champagne glass; and a rock-pendulum begins to swing across an arc of unlit matches. 

aaron-tilley-in-anxious-anticipation-designboom-02an ink pen precariously dangles above a pristine white shirt

aaron-tilley-in-anxious-anticipation-designboom-03three eggs prepare to crash into a marble slab 

aaron-tilley-in-anxious-anticipation-designboom-04a bowling ball slowly rolls towards a surely loud, bubble-wrapped fate 

aaron-tilley-in-anxious-anticipation-designboom-06falling concrete bricks domino downward towards a delicate champagne glass

aaron-tilley-in-anxious-anticipation-designboom-05a balloon awaits a slow death above a plinth of pins