Live Spirit Photography by Rarebit Productions - Atlas Obscura

Brooklyn, New York

Live Spirit Photography by Rarebit Productions

Immortalize your Oddities After-Party experience with a one-of-a-kind custom portrait!

At this Oddities Flea Market Official After-Party, step into a mini Victorian parlor studio setup to have your portrait captured with a spectral projection, inspired by vintage Spirit Photography and the Pepper’s Ghost technique.

Pepper's Ghost is an illusion technique popularized in the Victorian era, where ghostly images are projected to create the eerie double image of another presence. This special effect was first used by John Pepper in a theatrical performance of Charles Dickens's The Haunted Man, and is now seen in amusement parks, haunted houses, and trick photography.

In our portrait parlor from Rarebit Productions (Rose Callahan and Kellfire Bray), you’ll pose for your very own phantasmic photo featuring their own distinct version of the classic Spirit Photography genre of the 19th and early 20th century! Their unique camera setup comes equipped with a selection of haunting projections to customize your portrait using the Pepper’s Ghost technique. All ghostly effects are shot straight digitally in camera with no retouching or Photoshop! Afterwards, each selected image will be printed up to 5x7” on archival quality inkjet paper and mounted in a keepsake vintage frame. Book yours quickly—there are only a limited number of seatings available!


  • Each sitting will be for 15 minutes. During this time, you’ll be able to choose “your” specter and sit for a bespoke portrait.
  • Please be on time - late attendees may forfeit their ticket price and portrait.
  • Printing will take approx. 15 minutes after your session is done. You’re welcome to wait downstairs, or come by later in the evening to pick up your finished piece.
  • Due to set space constraints, sessions are limited to individuals or groups of 2.
  • Tickets do not include admission to the Oddities Flea Market After-Party - get yours here!

 The Oddities Flea Market After-Party

Atlas Obscura and The Oddities Flea Market are taking over a multi-floor former banquet hall for a night of strange sounds and dark debauchery. Featuring performances by noise rock saboteurs A Place To Bury Strangers, horror score composer Mark Korven with an instrument of his own creation, The Apprehension Engine, and bewitching chantreuse SPELLLING, unexpected performers, a spirit photography photo booth, dark dance DJs, and more.


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