Thursday, March 2, 2017

Our Lives Cast in Photonegative Look Creepy

Antique Halloween Glass Plate Negatives Rare Find assorted lot 8
Several of these glass negatives give me the creeps. It might be ordinary goings-on, and you have to remember that darkness is actually light in these, but still. 

In one, a figure (real? sculptural?) appears to be lodged way up on a building in a very dangerous way. The one with the graffiti on the wall feels weirdly anachronistic, modern. And what is the child standing before in the front yard? Is that a makeshift stage or is she hiding? It's another weird touch. Maybe if you print these, they will all be perfectly normal scenes. But in photonegative they suggest all sorts of dark tales.

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