The Long Way Home

Haunted Film
October 17, 2012, 6:21 PM
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jeff flea-marketed while i wandered into the woods

My friend Stacy was kind enough to give me this old pack of Polaroid 600-film that she had in her house for years. In contrast to the pastoral, painterly photos I took at Judi and Wayne’s farm a few weeks ago, these are unpredictable, creepy and scarred in beautiful imperfection, making my heart soar with happiness.

meet Bobcat, a one-eyed, no-tailed barn stray

golden field

through the car window

the road disappears


Lucky Number
May 22, 2011, 9:52 AM
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Last weekend I dropped off artwork for the Westmoreland Art Nationals and got creeped out by the sci-fi fluorescent lighting in this community college, which looked so much like my old high school. I know I watch too many crappy horror flicks, but isn’t there something really eerie about an empty high school circa 1976? The flesh-colored lockers, the one lamp still turned on in a dark library. All these arbitrary numbers painted on cinderblock, marking the end of each hallway.





In Search Of
November 30, 2010, 7:35 AM
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into the light

Do you remember the TV show In Search Of? Narrated by  Leonard Nimoy, the program investigated the unknown — unsolved murder cases, mythical creatures and the paranormal. It was one of the many creepy shows that I loved as a kid. After looking at these photos I took on Black Friday, In Search Of popped into my mind because we were in search of the rumored cemetery of Dixmont, hidden in the woods overlooking Route 65. We didn’t find it,  but the sun set was so beautiful, I made Bill pull over so I could take pictures.  Jeff said they reminded him of what November feels like — early darkness, the coming of winter, endings.

through the trees

the fall

Creepy Doll Photo How I Love You
October 27, 2009, 10:13 AM
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In honor of all things creepy — I absolutely love this photo. It is filed in my imaginary drawer of ‘I wish I had taken this’ pictures. It is one of those moments where, if I were in a flea market and found this photo,  I would have to skip out on paying the electric bill and eat Hamburger Helper for two weeks just so  I could own it. 

But I was surprised to discover that the image is actually a daguerreotype from 2003 by Mike Robinson, a contemporary Canadian daguerreotypist. I’m psyched to see a photographer dedicated to alternative darkroom processes in a digital age.

From  Morbid Anatomy:

creepy doll photo

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