More creepy photos.

Continuing the creepy theme (which I intended to do before Halloween…) are some still-life photos evoking occult themes and featuring low light shooting. The light sources and reflections were tricky to work with, but aside from the candle flames I’m fairly happy with the results. The large green book is Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of the Plague Year” set in 1665. I got it used, with slight water damage. It’s still a beautiful book with gold leaf edgings, archival paper pages, and plenty of woodcut reproductions. The Demon Tarot book and cards are another wonderful set based on the original woodcut artwork for Le Dictionnaire Infernal (Infernal Dictionary), published in 1818 by French occultist Jacques Auguste Simon Collin. The original book is remembered nowdays mostly by occultists and those interested in obscure texts, however, the woodcuts have been republished many, many times in different forms.

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