Previously, I featured a photograph of a deceased gentlemen in convex/bubble glass and frame. This example of post-mortem photography mirrors the previous gentlemen in presentation, but this time it's a young girl of maybe five or six years old. The girl looks almost as if she is sleeping and, in fact, children were often posed that way to make them look more alive. In 1990, the Stanley Burns Archive released a book on post-mortem photography called "Sleeping Beauty," whose title evokes the manner of pose. I find this photo both artistically beauitful and substantively unsettling.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.