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1917 glass plates offer glimes into WWI-Era Russia

1917 glass plates offer glimpses into WWI-era Russia

All her life, Barbara Hoffmann heard the story about her grandfather, John Wells Rahill – how he left his wife and baby daughter in 1917 for Russia. He had signed up with the...   View Post»

   

Faces of Fright

W. Parker Lyon and his Pony Express Museum

W. Parker Lyon, former mayor of Fresno, moved to San Marino in 1913. His collection of California memorabilia quickly outgrew a small building at the rear of his home. A Jan....   View Post»

   

China New Year

Long march home: mass migration for Chinese New Year

Every year, millions of of migrant workers in China make their way home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with their seldom-seen families. This is the world’s largest human...   View Post»

   

Faces of Fright

Pictures in the News | Feb. 14, 2011

Monday's Pictures in the News is devoted to the day -- Valentine's Day that is. We begin in China with a tender moment involving a couple that have been married for more than...   View Post»

Faces of Fright

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  So when I recently saw a set of images shot inside a haunted house in Canada called the Nightmares Fear Factory I wanted to transplant the idea to a haunted house in the Los Angeles area.  The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor venue has 6 different mazes so after discussing the idea with their admin team I set my gear up inside in a key location.  Wearing all black – right down to gloves and cap – I hid in a dark recess and waited for reactions from the crowd. Many who noticed me had fear in their eyes, half expecting me to bound out from the shadows and scare them.  Happily for them, a deranged pirate was lurking around the next corner, ready to pounce. 

 The following portraits were all made in The Village of the Damned maze which is one of six Dark Harbor mazes at the Queen Mary.  The mazes will be open on Wednesday, Halloween night.

Rick Loomis

1 Comment

  1. October 31, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Thank you! I haven't laughed this hard in several months.

    By: mark@marknorman.com

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