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ABOUT US

Spirit photographer, cemetery tour guide, photo restoration artist, lecturer, and all around professional eccentric

CLASSES

Conjuring Ghosts:

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!

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CEMETERY TOURS

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Cemetery Trolley Tour

October 8th 1:00PM

November 26th 1:00PM

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.

Price:

$30, and $25 for members, please buy in advance at the links below

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Green-Wood's

Greatest Hits

Sunday October 23rd at 1:00PM

Explore 478 acres of art, history, and nature!

On this walking tour, you will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn; learn of the massive fire that struck the Brooklyn Theatre in 1876; pay your respects to the father of West-Side Story 

and much more.

Price: $30 and $25 for members please buy in advance at the link below!

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GREEN-WOOD AFTER HOURS

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the

public, explore its historic grounds under the

cover of night. You’ll discover some of the Cemetery’s most stunning monuments and infamous permanent residents...

all by lantern light...

Price: $30 and $25 for members

BOOKS

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!

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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!

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ETC. ETC...

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?

HOLLYWOOD GRAVEYARD FEATURE

          

 A few weeks ago, a quick snippet I submitted was featured in my favorite YouTube show, "Hollywood Graveyard" and I am thrilled!!

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 I did a talk with the fabulous Dead Ladies Show- which is now a podcast!
Click the link as I talk about Mae West. With over 70 years in show business on both stage and screen, she scandalized the world of entertainment in a time when women were expected to sit on the sidelines. But, as Mae West would tell you, “goodness had nothing to do with it.”

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