Chilling photos of scarecrows by John Piper

I love these haunting scarecrow photos by John Piper. These scarecrows are the kind that can scare off much more than just birds. If I were walking at night and saw one of these ghostly, otherworldly figures standing in a field with its arms outstretched, I would likely faint. I love the way they look in the atmosphere of Piper's grainy, black and white photos. He took these phenomenal photos between 1928 and 1977.

From instagram:

"Photographs of scarecrows by the artist John Piper made between 1938 and 1977.

Beginning as a modernist, he is better known for his later romantic paintings of rolling hills, castle ruins and church steeples.

However, his photographs shine a light on his interests in vernacular objects and architecture."