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Ossian Brown’s ‘Haunted Air’

To look at these photos is to take a walk into the past, down blue highways bdown the heartlands of what Harry Smith has called the “old weird America. Haunted Air Ossian Brown, Scenes from the Morgue: For one wild night, the dead stared into the faces of the living, and the living, ghoulishly masked and clad in tattered backwoods baroque, stared back.

No trivia or quizzes yet. But this truly is the most awesomely weird picture book ever.

Return to Book Page. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance and the hands of strangers. Not so much a book to read, since there’s not much text, than a book to leisurely peruse on a dark quiet night. There is much here to ponder. The blank masks and homemade pap Haunted and ossixn. I think about these people, lost to time, these images lying in wait in dusty boxes, dead to the world, awaiting some ressurection.

The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; hahnted grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival’s intoxicating, lawless spirit.

Those people knew what scary was! These pictures capture the remnants of those beliefs, still hanging on alongside the dominant religion, captivating the imagination of the people, haunnted 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.

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All are remarkable, fantastic photographs, and collecting them together increases their power. Oct 27, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: The costumes are quite often the stuff of nightmares and the collection could easily be the costume designer’s notes for any number of modern horror or serial killer movies.

Literally that’s all ya gotta do when you’re dealing with history that showcases racist attitudes of that time period. But this collection of anonymous Halloween photographs from c. Jan 27, Nancy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like the music of Coil and Cyclobe the latter of which Ossian is a founding member of these photos open up sleeping corners of the brain and awaken collective memory. Vrown — Haunted Air by Ossian Brown. These are from the days before vacuu-formed or full-head, super detailed latex masks were mass marketed to folks around the country, briwn there’s a handmade spirit and imagination that permeates the many images.

A nice collection of uncommon photographs – some of them quite striking, but many repetitious and none with any information given – well printed in a book with the high production quality one expects from Jonathan Cape. His capable pen transforms the pictures into poetry, “family portraits, mementoes of the treasured, the held hauntex, now unrecognisable, other.

Oct 18, Margaret Bessai rated it really liked it. Nov 29, Frederic rated it liked it Shelves: A compilation of vintage Halloween photographs dating back to the late ‘s up to the mid century, Haunted Air is hunted creepy with its black and white images of mostly home made costumes and masks. Lists with This Book.


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Visit the West Licht Gallery in Vienna for this once in a lifetime display of best women photographers who shaped the social documentary genre. I have no idea what most of the costumes are nor do I want to know. The Sinisters–spooky surf music! Discover evadanah22’s colorful work! Alohatiki rated it really liked it Dec 18, This set of black and white and sepia pictures from the late 19th to the first half of the 20th centuries is a collection of images of American children and adults dressed for Halloween.

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Creepy, but also filled hauntrd charming little things. Please login to like. Some are creepy and indeed haunting, some are just plain weird some are moving.

I hauntedd as charmed or intrigued by this collection of old photographs as I expected to be. It features anonymous, vintage Halloween photos, dating between and collected by Ossian Brown, a British musician and artist. An excellent book and collection that scratches beneath the psyche of a nation. There is just something about these old photographs of people in homemade Halloween costumes that ups the creep factor to about Paris is currently showing the handpicked shots of Dutch social documentary photographer during his coverage of the post-war period.