Ossian Brown was a member of the dark, magickal electronic music group Coil and is currently in Cyclobe, a duo with his partner Stephen Thrower. Ossian is a strange attractor. Weird things find him. Like his exquisite collection of antique vernacular photographs of Halloweens past. Brown compiled his favorites of the freaky found photos, all dating between 1875 and 1955, into a gorgeous book titled Haunted Air
After viewing the photos, filmmaker David Lynch said, "I was somewhere else. I thought I was someplace but now I didn't know what place. I seemed to be inside foreign worlds where there was some kind of troubling camaraderie -- as if a haunting joke was known to everyone but me and yet faintly I knew it too."
Last year, we featured selections from Haunted Air. Now is a lovely time to take another peek.
Haunted Air: Halloween Photos 1875-1955
Brown Girl Magazine recently featured the work of my friend Tasneem Nanji, whose photographs of Muslim women in London and New York illuminate the lives of individuals consistently portrayed as one-dimensional “others” in media.
Photographer Amy Lombard teamed up with nail artist Sonya Meesh to create toenail art that you won’t be able to unsee. Whether that’s good or bad is in the eye of the beholder.
Australian photographer Murray Fredericks braves some of earth’s harshest conditions to create utterly transcendent photos using mirrors placed in Lake Eyre’s barren landscape.
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