Saturday, 10 May 2014

Aickmanesque Photos

I've attached a link (in the list to the right) to images presented by John Toohey, whose site is called Seven Roads. A page of his impressive site is dedicated to found images under the heading 'The Unsettled Dust'. Toohey also explains why he thinks his project was destined to fail, and shares his thoughts on Aickman's work. He points out that Aickman's world is black and white, something that never occurred to me. His most interesting and incisive remark, for me, is:
The writers closest in spirit to Aickman are not Stephen King or H. P. Lovecraft but Graham Greene, when he wrote about London, Philip Larkin, when he described the landscape, and Patrick Hamilton, when he wrote about disillusion. Aickman may be classified as a writer of horror or supernatural tales, but he was above all, a chronicler of the English middle class.
Anyway, here are some of the images, culled from various online sources, that Toohey offers.

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