An Intro To Spirit Photography
An Exclusive Atlas Obscura Members Event!
October 28th at 7:30PM
Can a photograph provide proof of the afterlife?
In the 1800s, photographers like William Mumler and William Hope claimed to be capable of taking photographs of ghosts, proving that there was a means to communicate with the spirit world.
In this 90-minute virtual experience, professional eccentric, absurd lecturer, and modern-day spirit photographer JR Pepper will discuss how the influential Spiritualism movement gave rise to the heyday of spirit photography. We'll explore the history of this ethereal art form, meet some of its most famous and obscure practitioners, and learn about the methods used to create "ghosts" from back in the day. We'll finish off the night with a walk-through on how you can capture your own spirit photograph!
Green-Wood Cemetery Tours
Join us aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to Green-Wood, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more. Check-in takes place at the meadow near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
$30, and $25 for members, please buy in advance at the links below
Haunted America FAQ
By Dave Thompson
Take a fast-paced survey of the ghosties, ghouls, and associated denizens of the country's haunted history with Haunted America FAQ. Tracing local ghost stories back to Native American legends and then forward through horror tales both ancient and modern, the book revisits some of the best known haunted locales, as well as some of the most obscure creepy places, in America. Features an interview with me about spirit photography, and includes many of my photos!
Ghosts, Goblins, Murder, & Madness
Featuring 21 different voices hailing from five different countries and 11 states, Ghosts, Goblins, Murder, and Madness is certain to strike a chord with every horror aficionado.
In this same vein, the stories in this collection provide a wide-angle lens at what comprises the unique expanse of horror fiction today.
My story "Asking For It" is featured!
And, one of my photographs is on the cover!
WANT TO HEAR A PODCAST
HALLOWEEN ART & TRAVEL AND PODCAST
Recently I was interviewed to discuss my art and do a deep dive into horror, spooky history, Odd Salon, cemeteries and of course- guinea pigs
ARTWORK FOR SALE
Well, you are in luck, new images of Lady Midge and our Cemetery Series have been added to our Etsy page! Buy some gothy postcards for your sweetheart, why don'tcha?