…everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
The world is alive and no living thing has any remedy. That is our fortune.
“Haunted Air” is a collection of anonymous found photographs which document everyday people in the latter half of the twentieth century celebrating the pre Christain festival of Samhain, otherwise known as All Souls’ Day or latterly, Hallowe’en. The book exhales a curious sense of dread and uncanny nostalgia, as each photograph breathes a dull breath of fleeting other worldliness, a strange intangible quality of memento mori. In this book, treasured keepsakes and family heirlooms act as the failed signifier for those once loved, forever obscured by hideous and demonic masks, lost forever. These images haunt the mind and serve as half remembered memories of a world populated by the then living, dressed up as surreal cadavers, masked witches and malevolent spirits. I highly recommend you seek out a copy. A wonderfully odd and unforgettable book.
i figured where mr.Ignatowski found that last few Man Ray’s i posted.
Unfortunately,Taschen in Serbia is more expensive then in rest of the world,but if they bring this to upcoming Book Fair,i’m so gonna buy it;]
btw.yesterday i found Jonathan Livingston Seagull,very rare second edition from Pan Books,London from 1973,with Russel Munson photographs,and E.T.A. Hoffman’s Swester Monica,great erotic story [both for 5 euros;] in my new favorite second-hand bookstore,so there’s still some places in this godforsaken city to find good books…