Can spirits be captured on film? Ever since Victorian times there have appeared photographs which apparently show spirits and ghosts. In this fascinating work, John Harvey explores images of spirits from the 1860s to the present-day, taking in both images of spirit mediums, famous cases such as the Cottingley Fairies, and attempts to capture the human aura on film. Lavishly illustrated with over 80 colour and monochrome pictures, this book explores the intersection between technology and the spirit realm. A fascinating book for anyone interested in Spiritualism, photography and the limits of the human imagination.
London: Reaktion Books, 2007. Soft Cover, 176 pages. New.