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Photographer and light artist Michael Bosanko created this awesome light painting depicting Pac-Man being chased through a derelict building by three hungry ghosts. However he appears to be about to chomp on a power pellet, so those ghosts had better get ready to turn around and flee.
Visit Michael Bosanko’s website to check out more of his wonderful light paintings.
[via Kotaku]

Photographer and light artist Michael Bosanko created this awesome light painting depicting Pac-Man being chased through a derelict building by three hungry ghosts. However he appears to be about to chomp on a power pellet, so those ghosts had better get ready to turn around and flee.

Visit Michael Bosanko’s website to check out more of his wonderful light paintings.

[via Kotaku]

The approach of Halloween is the perfect time to share photos of a beautifully haunting winter art installation created by American architect, designer, and artist Mark Szulgit. Created in 2011 for Norway’s Munch in Snow and Ice exhibition in Oslo, Szulgit’s eerie installation was inspired by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s famous painting, Girls on the Bridge.

The modern interpretation of Munch’s classic painting consisted of 13 icy figures ascending a bridge that was nearly 50 feet long and about 15 feet tall. It was prominently placed in front of the Royal Palace for all to see.

Groups of ghostly female figures, sculptures made of snow and ice dressed in beautiful white dresses and hats, appear to mingle on a snowy incline. While their body language suggests that they’re socializing, the absence of any heads or bodies makes this wintry scene feel like a ghost story brought to life.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Brian Ashcraft at Kotaku assembled a fascinating post about an awesome Japanese phenomenon called “shinrei shashin” (心霊写真), which means “spirit or ghost photography.” These are photos in which a ghosts or spirit decided to make themselves visible during the moment a photo was taken.  It’s supernatural photobombing.

"It’s usually accidental, and some people think it’s real. Others don’t. This notion isn’t only Japanese and exists pretty much wherever there are cameras. Oh, and dead people. This is very much a thing in Japan and pops up in movies, manga, and even video games. Take 3DS game Shinrei Camera, which was released last year.”

We love the creepiness of this, but our favourite shinrei shashin photos are the pictures of cats. This isn’t typical ghost photography, it’s simply cats being cats, which means there’s at least one phantom feline lurking and just generally being mysterious in the background of each image. And actually, if you take a look at the examples above, some of the kitty ghost photos are just as creepy as the shots involving humans.

Head over to Kotaku to view more examples of Japanese ghost photography.

Photographer Jan Smith shot a series of hauntingly beautiful photos of graffiti in the Ukranian city of Prypiat, evacuated 26 years ago during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

" I discovered the graffiti while developing my own project in Pripyat (the city evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster), and was immediately attracted by its style. It was a mix of nostalgic, innocent, and comical, all in a place that was otherwise desolate. Some of the pieces are large and obvious, but many are small and finding them became a bit of a quest. I spent many days exploring the area, and the graffiti became a game of hide and seek that provided relief from the other projects I was developing. I noticed many of the pieces are now fading and wanted to document them before they disappeared—call it a historical archive of sorts. I also wanted the artists who created the graffiti to have better exposure and promote their voice in the debate surrounding the risks of using nuclear energy.

Many people think it is a scary place. I disagree. I think it is beautiful, although very sad and lonely. It was built by one of the best teams of architects at the time, and with so many Soviet symbols still surviving, I felt like I was walking back in time. There is even a sense of elegance in the city. It is full of parks and promenades and many of the public facilities, like the pools and sports facilities are impressive, even by Western standards. There is also a strong artistic element. Many buildings are decorated with mosaics, and some even have stained glass and frescoes. I can understand why so many people once wanted to live there.”

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of Jan’s awesome photos and read a Q&A session with the artist.

What kind of memories would a carousel have?
Photographer Pep Ventosa answers this question with an awesome series entitled In the Rounds - Carousels.
Multiple shots were taken while walking in a circle around the carousel, then the images were blended together. This particular one was taken at the Tibidabo amusement park in Barcelona. We love the ghostly figures flying through the air.
Ventosa says of his works: “Part memory, part imagination. Not unlike the way we see.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]

What kind of memories would a carousel have?

Photographer Pep Ventosa answers this question with an awesome series entitled In the Rounds - Carousels.

Multiple shots were taken while walking in a circle around the carousel, then the images were blended together. This particular one was taken at the Tibidabo amusement park in Barcelona. We love the ghostly figures flying through the air.

Ventosa says of his works: “Part memory, part imagination. Not unlike the way we see.”

[via My Modern Metropolis]