I'm guessing many of you guys have been attending Halloween parties these past few days, or at least planning to go to one. To get you in the mood for partying the fright night away, take a look at some vintage photos of Halloween parties from as far back as the early 1900s!
The days are inching closer to that yearly fright night, when spirits are believed to roam free to spook and play pranks on the living. But, we all know Halloween isn’t just about the spooks and scares, but also for fun parties where the young and the young at heart dress up in quirky costumes.
Halloween parties have been around for many decades, and it’s always a treat to get a glimpse of how people back then dressed up and partied the fright night away. So, I put my super sleuthing skills to use and scoured Flickr for interesting vintage photos of Halloween parties, going as far back as the early 1900s. Take a look at what I found!
While I have also seen some nice color photographs, I think monochrome suits the spooky occasion best. Do you agree or not? Also, if you happen to find some photos of your Halloween parties from the yester-decades, why don’t you share them with us with a comment below?
Originally trained as a classical scholar, Arnold Genthe was a self-taught photographer famous for, to name a few, his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1900s, autochromes, and portraits which included famous individuals, dancers, and women with his beloved pet, Buzzer the cat.
I've photographed this city many times in the past—in color, black and white, and even in redscale. One day in March, the streets of Manila once again became my subject. Only this time, they turned into otherworldly places as the LomoChrome Turquoise drastically shifted its colors...at least on film.
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Many listless nights are put to ease with the ethereal epigrams of Made in Heights, which beckons you to walk through the door of an alternate reality. Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi captures the unifying pulse of the world, as Kelsey Bulkin knits a blanket of lullabies to snuggle up on. Together, they welcome you into the Heights with open, outstretched arms.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
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If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!