Archive for the Photography Category

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Posted in Death, Photography, Science with tags , , , , on December 16, 2011 by elgrayso

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) describes reported cases of the burning of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition. There have been about 200 cited cases worldwide over a period of around 300 years. [from Wikipedia]

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Haunted Air: Halloween Photos 1875-1955

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2011 by elgrayso

Happy Halloween! I thought I would celebrate by showing you some really awesome photography. Haunted Air is a brand new book (released in the last few days) of Halloween photos taken between 1875 and 1955. I don’t own this (yet!), so I can’t say too much about it, but I will say the photos I have seen immediately reminded me of the old school creepy masks found in some of Diane Arbus’ work. The book is appropriately introduced by none other than David Lynch.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by elgrayso

 

 

 

 

Vaudeville Ventriloquist Dummies

Posted in Dolls, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by elgrayso

For more information, visit this post at Public School.

Les Diableries

Posted in Art, Photography, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by elgrayso

Diableries were French stereo photographs (two images viewed at once to create a 3d effect) made during the 19th century. They depicted Satan in daily life, historically noted as a critique on the rule of Napoleon III. Due to their unsavory depiction of the elite, the creators did not provide many clues as to who they were.

For more information, please visit That’s A Negative and Laughing Bone, for this is where I have obtained most of the information and images.

Giant Head or Baby in a Bonnet?

Posted in Photography on June 17, 2011 by elgrayso

Answer: It’s a baby in a bonnet.

What Is It?

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by elgrayso

Answer: no, it’s not the elephant man! tilt your head to the left 90 degrees to see the photo of a sleeping dog.