Dallas photographer Misty Keasler knows a bit about haunted houses. No, not the kind that brings out the Discovery Channel camera crews and the infrared cameras, but the kind where people pay to be scared.
Keasler has been documenting haunted houses since 2015 when she shot Thrillvania in Terrell for D Magazine. Her solo exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, as well as an accompanying book from local imprint Archon Projects (which is helmed by Keasler’s gallerist husband, Brian Gibb), takes pains to show what the eye sees even in the periphery when it takes in a tableau at a haunted house.
“When I started on this, I would make sure I would say ‘commercial haunted houses’,” Keasler said. “People would assume I was talking about ghosts.” (more…)