New edition of my spirit-work art book

Some of you may remember that four years ago, I published a special, hand-embellished limited edition art book called Gentlemen, Madmen, Things That Are Not Men. This was the culmination of over a year of photographing liminal places and objects, and collecting antique portraits, followed by what I can only describe as an inspired download of poetry (as it came through me seemingly out of nowhere in the space of a couple weeks when I most needed it, and in a form I had never worked with before), all in an attempt to capture and express some of the feeling of a life spent in the company of my spirits.

After the original 13 copies were gone (all except the first, which of course sits on Their shrine), I experimented with a simpler and more affordable paperback edition but was not fully satisfied with the results. I was finally able to find a compromise in a new matte casewrap hardcover edition, which is similar in quality to the original, but with a price point somewhere between that and the paperback. Due to high printing costs, none of these make a profit and in fact overall I have spent far more than I could ever make on this project, but in this case the goal is just to get them out into the world. This is the next step in that process. Please help me spread the word if you can!

If you are attracted to the darker side of the otherworlds, if you know that the fae are perilous as well as beautiful, if you seek out magical doors hidden in the least expected places, this book may be for you.

You can find it in my Etsy shop – the new hardcover as well as the last remaining copies of the paperback version – just in time for Walpurgisnacht.

P.S. If you purchase either version, write the word POLAROID in the notes to seller during checkout and I will throw in an original Polaroid photograph I have taken (randomly selected from the many I have shot in the years since the book came out).

~ by Dver on April 25, 2021.

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