Uncanny sepia ghost photography by Sarah Zar

Visitations

Measurements unknown, due to non-existence. The negatives of these 35mm black and white photographs were destroyed in a flood. These are the last of their ghosts…

Visitations-portrait-detail Sarah Zar
Visitations portraits – Self Pastrait (detail)

The photographs in this series were taken between 1999 and 2005 with an old 35mm camera Zar’s grandfather used to take pictures of orphans he and his wife rescued after WWII. After being developed, they were lost in an unnoticed flood (the pictures, not the orphans), until the well of weather-water was discovered, and the remains were repurposed into these pieces. The negatives were all destroyed.