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 might have nightmares tonight and that’s just fine with me. Return to Book Page. Most of the costumes that kids wear now are culled from a lexicon of cartoons and hollywood movies. We shouldn’t condone these racist attitudes or behaviors, but we also cannot deny that they existed in the first place”. His capable pen transforms the pictures into poetry, “family portraits, mementoes of the treasured, the held dear-in-heart, now unrecognisable, other.

In bringing them all together some of Hallowe’ens primal atavism is restored. The haunted tradition they carried with them would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World.

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

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I know a lot of people are creeped out by these photos and it seems that was the point of the collectionbut I find them fascinating in the somewhat DIY aspect of a lot of the costumes. The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls’ Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated.

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

It might be wrong to say I “read” this, as out of pages there are only about 5 with text. Newer Post Older Post Home. A compilation of vintage Halloween photographs dating back to the late ‘s up to the mid century, Haunted Air is suitably creepy with its black and white images of mostly home made costumes and masks.


And what’s with the David Lynch intro, which is really only words or so of childlike writing? The afterword essay by Geoff Cox also seems to heap more meaning on these photographs than they deserve. Join us as we take a look at the colorful side of the Big Apple with Community Ossiian ilovefrenchfries! Oct 18, Margaret Bessai rated it really liked it. Nov 12, Wesley rated it really liked it. 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.

Mar 10, Kristoffer rated it it was amazing. Feeding hungrily on fresh lore, consuming half-remembered tales of its own shadowy origins and rituals, Hallowe’en was reborn.

I mean, hats off to the person Ossian Hahnted who found and collected all these old snapshots of kids and adults wearing Halloween cost I wasn’t as charmed or intrigued by this collection of brlwn photographs as I expected to be. Not like now, where they just look at their cell phone all the time. Aug 14, Elaine Lamkin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Find it in the library, here.

The Ghosts of Halloweens Past. Q rated it liked it Sep 01, 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. Anyway, that’s just the afterword, but wow.


The group shots in particular seem to reveal a lot – of what, Hauntdd don’t know. A great book to be featured on your coffee table during the month of October. There is no context for these images, which piques my curiousity. I think about these people, lost to time, these images lying in wait in dusty boxes, dead to the world, awaiting some ressurection. For Lomographer elmahiko, the best of both ossoan can be found in the Serbian city of Novi Sad.

I can’t even articulate it. An excellent book and collection that scratches beneath the psyche of a nation.

Haunted Air

Jun 28, Lesley Looper rated it really liked it Shelves: Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Mostly Ghostly Music Sharing Blaaahhhggg 2!!! The book itself is dedicated to Jhon Balance. All are ossuan, fantastic photographs, and collecting them together increases their power.

I can’t say how much I loved this creepy little book. Anyw Dude, who the hell is this Geoff Cox guy? That’s not to say that most of it was pre-bought – a lot of it is simply stuff like a haknted paper bag with a face drawn on it. The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an haaunted document of photographic history. It looked super creepy and I was not disappointed.

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