Autumn, Darkness, Monsters 1996
a celebration

( colour photography, by Stephanie Elliott )

(photo by Stephanie Elliott)

Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare
That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween

- Danny Elfman

I busied myself to think of a story...
one which would speak to
the mysterious fears of our nature
and awaken thrilling horror...

- Mary Shelley

(photo by Stephanie Elliott)

The name-of it-is "Autumn" -
The hue-of it-is Blood -
An Artery-upon the Hill -
A Vein along the Road -

- Emily Dickinson

The town below lay leaved with October blood.

- Dylan Thomas

You like it under the trees in Autumn,
Because everything is half dead.

- Wallace Stevens

(photo by Stephanie Elliott)

I suppose Blake was a revelation [to me],
because here was talk of Camden Town
and Marylebone and angels and demons
all in the same sentence.

- Clive Barker

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