And now, ladies and gentlemen, on this beautiful late-October day, I would like to introduce you to a photographer that I despise.


I hate him because he’s so talented.

Joey L. has taken exactly the type of beautifully eerie neo-Meatyard costume photos I dream about taking. Every year I awkwardly drag my camera downtown with me on Halloween night, getting it tangled up in my costume, only to end up with blurry snapshots.

He disgusts me because he took these on Halloween. In Brooklyn. With real people wearing real costumes. And they’re sublime.

So go ahead. Bask in the visual glory of Joey L.’s incredible photographic abilities.

That bastard. 🙂

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View the whole series here.

All images from the artist’s website.


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