What if This is the Dream?


And tomorrow is the dream,
and the day after that,
day after day,
until you’re 73
and you fall onto the tracks
and as the train severs your head
you wake up with a terrific shock out of your own bed
covered in sweat,
heart racing,
the whirling memories of 73 years dreamt in a single night
quickly fading away with each passing second
you slow your breathing
you close your eyes
“What the hell was that?” you ask yourself
“Who was I?” you ask yourself
there is no response of course
just a few birds chirping outside the window lit by the rising sun
and you wonder if you’ve truly woken up
and you shake your head
and you tell yourself no more mushroom sandwiches before bed
and you stumble into the kitchen
turning on the coffee pot.

© [ hidden void photography ] by Mike Yost

Nightfall by In the Company of Serpents

Nightfall from the album LUX by In the Company of Serpents
Photography and video by © Mike Yost [ hidden void photography ]
Music used with permission. Listen with headphones and watch with a large screen.

A narrative of photos and timelapse videos I shot in and around the city for the second instrumental track on LUX. I wanted to create a visual story that reflects how I experience this album.

Bandcamp: https://inthecompanyofserpentsdoom.bandcamp.com/album/lux (Support Denver Music!)
Metal Archive: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/In_the_Company_of_Serpents/3540344071

Daybreak by In the Company of Serpents

Daybreak from the album LUX by In the Company of Serpents
Photography and video by © Mike Yost [ hidden void photography ]
Music used with permission.

A collection of photos and timelapse videos I shot for the third track on LUX. This album is a sonic bastion I return to frequently, and I wanted to create a visual narrative that reflects that space.

Bandcamp: https://inthecompanyofserpentsdoom.bandcamp.com/album/lux (Support Denver Music!)
Metal Archive: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/In_the_Company_of_Serpents/3540344071

“Nothingness” by In the Company of Serpents

A labor of love I put together for one of my favorite metal bands, In the Company of Serpents.

The first time I heard “Nothingness” live was at The Oriental (in Denver) when ItCoS opened for Godflesh. Some of the images you see in this video popped into my head that night as they played. It was an amazing experience, and I wanted to share what I saw in my mind that night. Metal on, my friends! \m/

Photography and video by © Mike Yost [ hidden void photography ]

“Nothingness” by In the Company of Serpents
From their album, Ain​-​Soph Aur
Music used with permission. (Thanks Grant!)

Bandcamp: https://inthecompanyofserpentsdoom.bandcamp.com/album/ain-soph-aur
Metal Archives: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/In_the_Company_of_Serpents/3540344071
(Support Denver Music!)