Tuesday, October 28, 2014

B&W Photos of Children in Creepy Halloween Costumes from the '70s by Larry Racioppo

There are only 3 more days left until Halloween. Are you or your kids planning anything? Here, today we bring back some memories from the mid-'70s for your inspirations with some of black and white photographs of youngsters running around the streets of New York in variety of their Halloween costumes. The photographs were taken by New York-based photographer Larry Racioppo from between 1974 and 1978.

“When I returned to Brooklyn in 1970 after two years as a VISTA volunteer, I had no plans and a $30 camera I barely knew how to use,” he recalled. “I took a course at the School of Visual Arts and a job with the telephone company, and I began to photograph my family and friends. I rented a storefront and set up a darkroom where I made small black and white prints.”

The results are a bit creepy, but ultimately endearing. And below are some of sample photographs from Racioppo's Halloween series, and curated in the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections:

(via Lomography Magazine)

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