My Halloween Photography

Click here for info about purchasing prints of these photographs.

Click on any photo to see a larger view!

 

Halloween 1993 - Present, including costumes and Jack O' Lanterns created by me.

Halloween 2009

     

     

     
Sadly, I haven't had time to do anything creative to celebrate my favorite holiday.  However, my dad decided to dress up as Santa this year, something he used to do often on Halloween, but hasn't done for quite a few years.  I figured I better capture a few pictures of the occasion.  Unfortunately, the settings were a bit off, and I didn't get as good of pictures as I had hoped.

 

Halloween 2006

This year, I didn't have the time to create a new Jack O' Lantern, but I did make this animation of last year's.

 

 

Halloween 2005

zappapumpkincenterednolightinsidenaturallight.jpg (93044 bytes)  zappapumpkincenterednolightinside.jpg (121584 bytes)  zappapumpkincenteredtapglowflash.jpg (99255 bytes)
zappapumpkincenteredtapglowflashangledupward.jpg (103600 bytes)  zappapumpkincenteredtapglowlongexp.jpg (121560 bytes)  zappapumpkincenteredcandleglowlongexp.jpg (91390 bytes)
zappapumpkincenteredcandleglow.jpg (84918 bytes)  zappapumpkincenteredtapglowdimmer.jpg (81011 bytes)  zappapumpkincenteredcandleglowdim.jpg (71320 bytes)
    
    
zappapumpkinleftnolightinside.jpg (82456 bytes)  zappapumpkinlefttapglowflash.jpg (92339 bytes)  zappapumpkinlefttapglownoflashlongexp.jpg (119565 bytes)
zappapumpkinleftcandleglownoflashlighton.jpg (109774 bytes)  zappapumpkinleftcandleglowlongexp.jpg (98937 bytes)  zappapumpkinleftcandleglownoflash.jpg (82226 bytes)
 
    
zappapumpkinrightnolightinside.jpg (94550 bytes)  zappapumpkinrighttapglowflash.jpg (99054 bytes)  zappapumpkinrighttapglowflashlongexp.jpg (80476 bytes)
zappapumpkinrightcandleglownoflashlighton.jpg (116782 bytes)  zappapumpkinrightcandleglownoflash.jpg (82320 bytes)  zappapumpkinrightcandleglownoflashdim.jpg (68324 bytes)
I made another Frank Zappa pumpkin this year.  I even brought it to "Zappaween", an Ugly Radio Rebellion show at Club Bart's in Ferndale, MI on October 30, 2005.  I decided to try the new style of carving again, this time adding even more of a three-dimensional quality by carving deeper.  This one wouldn't keep a candle lit for more than a few minutes because there wasn't enough air circulation---it required a battery-powered light for a continuous display.  It is amazing how many different appearances the same jack-o-lantern can have by photographing it under different conditions.
 

 

 

Halloween 2002

zappapumpkinlight.jpg (66627 bytes)  zappapumpkinmedium.jpg (75247 bytes)  zappapumpkindark.jpg (73586 bytes)
For Halloween 2002, I didn't dress up, but I did carve a Frank Zappa pumpkin in a totally different style than I've ever done.  Instead of making the cuts all the way through the hollow pumpkin, this carving only removes outer surface of the pumpkin.  When the light shines through, it is actually shining through the pumpkin flesh.  I took three different photos of this pumpkin with different levels of outside light.

 

Halloween 2001

meonhalloween2001.jpg (59393 bytes)

 

Halloween 2000

me on halloween 2000.jpg (63815 bytes) 2000jackolanterns.jpg (101775 bytes)
For the Jack O' Lantern photograph above, this time I used an SLR camera and kept manually rewinding the film so that I could get many exposures on one frame.  It is five different images of the same pumpkin.

 

 

Halloween 1999

   
   
 

 

Halloween 1998

  jackolanterns98.jpg (59793 bytes)
     
   
 
Photography of me by Art Salatka.

 

 

Halloween 1993

me on halloween 1993.jpg (68323 bytes)
 
 

 

Halloween Younger Years

All of the great costumes you see here were designed by my mom, also a Halloween-lover.

     
     
     
First Halloween, 
3 mo., 3 wks.
Also shown with parents
 
 
 
   
1976

 

 

     
 
     
1978, shown with parents
 
 
 
    
       
1979
 

 

 
       
1980  

 

 
halloween 1981.jpg (70321 bytes)
1981  
halloween 1982.jpg (69518 bytes)
1982  

   

Go to Artwork Main Page

[ Acrylic Paintings and Papier Mach[ Watercolor Paintings ]

[ Ceramics [ Sculpture and Transformations ]  [ Art Cars ]  [ Pyrography (Woodburning) ]

[ Tie-Dye and Batik ]  [ Drawings ]  [ Animations ]  [ Pysanky ]

[ Halloween Costumes and Jack O'Lanterns ]  [Glasswork and Jewelry ]  [ Miscellaneous Artwork

[ Photography ]  [ Family Artwork ]  [ High School Art Lesson Plans ]

 

Go to Favorite Photos Main Page

 

[ Insects, Spiders and Other Tiny Creatures ]  [ Frogs ]  [ Toads ]  [ Turtles ]  [ Birds ]

[ Raccoons ]  [ Opossums ]  [ Groundhogs ]  [ Rabbits ]  [ Squirrels ]  [ Mice ]

[ Trees and Wooded Scenes ]  [ Hines Park Maple Tree ]  [ Saugatuck Sand Dunes ]  [ Croatan National Forest ]  [ Wildlife of the Huron River in MI ]

[ Henry Ford Estate ]  [ Flowers and Plants ]  [ Matthaei Botanical Gardens ]  [ Mosses, Fungi and Lichens ]

[ Natural Settings and Wildlife ]  [ Skies ]  [ Shedd Aquarium ]

[ Concerts ]  [ Me ]  [ Me with Celebrities, Artists and Musicians ]  [ Family and Friends ]  [ Paternal Relatives ]  [ Family Album ]

[ Detroit Autorama 2004 ]  [ Detroit Autorama 2005 ]  [ Detroit Autorama 2007 ]  [ Detroit Autorama 2008 ]

[ Woodward Cruise 2006 ]  [ Woodward Cruise 2008 ]  [ Woodward Cruise 2009 ]  [ Michigan Avenue Cruise 2008 ]

[ Wintertime and Christmas ]  [ Halloween ]  [ Cityscapes ]  [ Miscellaneous Photography ]

 

[ Home ]  [ Artwork ]  [ Photography ]  [ Art Cars ]  [ Virtual Museum ]  [ Pets ]  [ Favorite Links ]  [ What's New / My Blog ]  [ Guestbook ]  [ For Sale ]

Copyright 2007-2012 kozmicdreams.com.  All rights reserved.
All materials contained on this site, including text, graphics and icons, are the property of kozmicdreams.com.