Nicolas Bruno is a talented 23-year-old photographer and artist, who uses his terrifying nightmares as inspiration for his photos. Nicolas is a Northport, New-York based photographer, who suffers from sleep paralysis and recreates his terrifying nightly hallucinations in haunting photography. Bruno began to experience the terrifying phenomenon of sleep paralyisis at age of 15.

An experience in which the individual becomes conscious and is left immobile in a state between being awake and asleep. The wakeful mind separates itself from the mobile functions of the sleeping body and the individual begins to experience visual and auditory hallucinations – essentially dreaming while awake.

Each photo in Nicolas Bruno’s series starts with a sleep paralysis episode.

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