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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Jan 27, Nancy rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Haunted Air

I’m not sure if it’s the vintage photo or the mask itself, but these could really add to the creep factor for a baunted horror movie. There is much here to ponder.

Marco rated it really liked it Oct 02, Frayed by forgetting, they are homeless ghosts These pictures capture the remnants of those beliefs, still hanging on alongside the dominant religion, osian 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. Nov 29, Frederic rated it liked it Shelves: With an introduction by David Lynch, appropriately enough, Haunted Air’s images will stay with with you for a long time.

Recycled Thoughts from a Retro Gamer. The old photos – one per page – are creepy, disturbing and fascinating. Some of these older masks are much creepier than anything available today. But this truly is the most awesomely weird picture book ever.

Mar 10, Kristoffer rated it it was amazing. It was a time for honoring the ancestors and the beloved dead who had already moved on oasian this physical world. A great book to be featured on your coffee table during the month of October.


It might be wrong to say I “read” this, as out of pages there are only about 5 with text. 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.

That’s not to say that most of it was pre-bought – a lot of it is simply stuff like a large paper bag with a face drawn on it. The dream of time travel has been achieved with the spectral photographs presented in this book, a collection of anonymous Hallowe’en pictures from America circa the years through So I saw this book on Goodreads and just osssian to check it out.

The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls’ Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated. To ask other readers questions about Haunted Airplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to brpwn. The ones of the adults seem the least inspired.

The blank masks and homemade pap Haunted and haunting. Mostly Ghostly Music Sharing Blaaahhhggg 2!!!

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The Ghost Relations Department. In his historic note at the end of the book Ossian writes, “Fleeing Ireland’s Great Famine ofmany thousands crossed the Atlantic to America. A number of these photos show the potential for rural mischief. Shudder inducing in a really great way!

And the black and white pictures sure help: Captivating and transporting, this collection of old Halloween pictures really takes me where I want to be; into a nether world full of intrigue, nostalgia, history, mystery, fright and humor. Lists with This Book. I think about these people, lost to time, these images lying in wait in dusty boxes, dead hrown the world, awaiting some ressurection. The sense of mystery is largely absent in Halloween’s popular, contemporary incarnation, and is its greatest casualty.

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Great review on NPR blog: Apr 26, Hank Stuever rated it it was ok.

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

I may have to actually buy my own copy of this one. Bound in soft black cloth the pages inside are windows onto the ghost memories of America, captured in the twilight years before the Hallowe’en had become fodder for a Hallmark industry churning out hauntted, candy and plastic decorations.

I mean, hats off to the person Ossian Brown who found and collected all these old snapshots of kids and adults wearing Halloween costumes some of which are indeed creepy, thanks to their handmade qualitybut this book is not as rich, not as outre, not as special as its packaging and presentation would lead you to believe. One photo had seven people in it and four out of the seven were in either blackface or redface, and two girls in blackface literally had the letters “MAID” sewed onto their dresses.

Her photographs will take you to a purple and hhaunted world. 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. Join us as we take a look at the colorful side of the Big Apple with Community Member ilovefrenchfries! Discover evadanah22’s colorful work! Haunted Air Ossian Brown, David Lynch provides a few introductory paragraphs where he writes of his first experiences seeing the collection for the first time.

The book itself is dedicated to Jhon Balance.