Thursday, October 30, 2008

Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)

"As Suggested by Edgar Allan Poe"

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox

The Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue

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Eugenio Recuenco

Spanish photographer, Eugenio Recuenco, does not disappoint. His style varies from project to project, but it is always nothing short of breathtaking. You could literally spend hours sifting through the collection of images on his website. Several sets could definitley be described as being of the haunted variety.








Sunday, October 26, 2008

the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

This is a book of photographs by Corinne May Botz. The Nutshell Studies are a collection miniaturized crime scenes built of dollhouse parts by Frances Glessner Lee. Lee founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936. She built the dollhouse crime scenes from composites of real cases. They were meant to be teaching tools to help train new detectives in the art of assessing visual clues and evidence. This is an amazing book. Lee's eye for detail and craftsmanship is like no other. Each scene is brought down to an exacting scale, one inch per one foot. Botz does a beautiful job photographing and documenting each scene.

Corinne May Botz
Frances Glessner Lee
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death