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  1. The Hidden Mother

    Photography buffs may already know about the “hidden mother” in early photographs, but some others may not. Shown are excellent examples of this 19th century phenomenon.
    Apparently, most infants during that time were photographed with their mothers holding them. The intended picture was ultimately headed for a frame or mat, so the child would sit in the mothers lap for the photo. When the picture was taken, the mother simply was cropped out to serve as the backdrop.
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  2. Horror Vacui

    Horror Vacui (Latin for 'fear of empty space') or kenophobia (from Greek for 'fear of the empty') compels one entire surface of a space with detail.

    These photos are exceptional examples of a hyper-obsessive personality, usually borne from mental illness or other personality disorder. Reportedly, the name of the artist was Oleg Mitasov, and he was born in the middle of 20th century and died in a psychiatric hospital in 1999. He had a university degree, was an economist, worked as ...
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  3. Rogue Taxidermy

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    Flying Mergoat!
    Do I have your attention yet? OK, it's really titled "Capricorn", but maybe you knew that.

    "Rogue Taxidermy" was the brainchild of Sarina Brewer and her two colleagues, Scott Bibus and Robert Marbury. The genre was invented as a means to unite various styles of existing work into a singular category. The definition of "Rogue Taxidermy" is "A genre of pop-surrealist art characterized by ...
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  4. Snapshots to be Imagined!

    I stumbled upon these in an OLD BLOG floating on the waves of the internet.

    The author and photographer apparently collects old photos and photobooks as a hobby. He got a photo book with the pics removed - but the captions were written in the book itself. The result?
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    Papa opened his store to great crowds, but the stock market crash was just around the corner. 1928
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    We were all shocked to see the ...

    Updated 12-13-2020 at 06:58 AM by JustJimAZ

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  5. Esao Andrews, Artist

    Esao Andrews lives in LA now, but he grew up in Mesa, AZ.
    Over the years, he has made a name for himself with his blend of the surreal, Gothic, and even erotic. Much of his work, naturally, has appeal to haunters. In fact, none other than Pumpkinrot has enjoyed Esao's work.

    I offer you some of his pieces for your inspiration:
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