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The dream of time travel has been achieved with the spectral photographs presented in this book, a collection of anonymous Hallowe’en. Ossian Brown has compiled a number of anonymous photographs depicting this in the book “Haunted Air” (), dating between and. Ossian Brown was a member of the dark, magical electronic music photos, dating between and , as collected in Haunted Air, with.

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I love love love this book! He talks to us about his Lomography camera collection and his camera of choice, the BelAir X Is it literally that the designs were too creepy, too inhuman for our watered-down culture? While these do have their origin in the imagination someone gave birth to the plethora of characters emerging from screen after all in my mind it is an imagination that has been tainted. Few are the ghosts and ghouls who trick or treat these days.

These pictures capture the remnants of those beliefs, still hanging on alongside the dominant religion, captivating the imagination of the people, still carrying a sense of soul even as industry marched forward to an ascendant position, enthroning a blind materialist reductionism where before there had been mystery.

The haunted tradition they carried with them would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. It was a time for honoring the ancestors and the beloved dead who had already moved on from this physical world.


Haunted Air: Anonymous Halloween photographs from c. 1875–1955

A number of these photos show the potential for rural mischief. Intriguing, sometimes haunting pictures! It is entirely comprised of vintage black and white photos of children dressed up for Halloween, and a ai frightening bunch of kids would be hard to find!

The roots of Halloween lie in the ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhai The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. I might have nightmares tonight and that’s just fine with me. I’ll get hainted reviewing that one later. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Scenes from the Morgue: Alohatiki rated it really liked it Dec 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The afterword essay by Geoff Cox also seems to heap more meaning on these photographs than they deserve.

Haunted Air: Anonymous Halloween photographs from c. – by Ossian Brown

haunetd The blank masks and homemade pap Haunted and haunting. There is just something about these old photographs of people in homemade Halloween hajnted that ups the creep factor to about Shudder inducing in a really great way! Each of these photographs tells a story. If I saw any of these costumes at my door on Halloween I think I would lock the door and hide in the closet for the rest of the night. Creepily beautiful images of Halloweens gone-by.


Branded in the 80s. Lomographer henryohead reveals his secret as to how he draws illustrations by superimposing images together. You can practically smell Autumn when looking through this.

I can’t say how much I loved this creepy little book. Jan 12, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: I would love to give this collection a 5 but it’s only getting a 3 briwn in the “historical notes” page at the end of the book Please login to leave a comment. When the spirits are loosed for the night, so people abandoned themselves and the laws normally governing their behavior.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So I saw this book on Goodreads and just had to check it out. The page-and-a-half “historical note” on Halloween isn’t even up to Wikipedia quality.

But as consumer culture continued to amp up in the suburbs during the latter half of the fifties some of its original lifeblood begin to be drained out of it.

Creepy, but also filled with charming little things.

Ossian Brown’s ‘Haunted Air’ · Lomography

No funny business, just a whole heap of Lomography love right to your inbox. Open Preview See a Problem? Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05,