Monday, 15 June 2015

Art of the Book - Ossian Brown's "Haunted Air" (2010)

"All the clocks had stopped. A void out of time. And here they are - looking out and holding themselves still - holding still at that point where two worlds join - the familiar - and the other." 
— David Lynch

A fascinating, unique - and oddly disturbing - collection of  art here!

It's the 2010 book Haunted Air by artist/ musician Ossian Brown of the groups Coil and Cyclobe.

This exquisite collection of antique Halloween photos, dating between 1875 and 1955, is published by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House UK.

The book contains essays from David Lynch and Geoff Cox.

"I like to experience each photograph as a magical event, frozen in front of me. I'm drawn to pictures with a mood that 'oozes' into the normality of the moment, and changes it. It's important to me that there's nothing to disturb this, no detail in the composition or in the models posture that could interfere with that magic."
— Ossian Brown


Selected photographs from the book adorn the cover and booklet for Faith No More's "Sol Invictus" album.


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