And while we’re talking about worrisome fantastical creatures from back when and not-quite-so-mainstream pastoralism…
I find the the yetis/abominable snowmen from vintage Doctor Who rather reiminiscent of the folk costumes from over the seas in Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann book.
In fact, many of the costumes in Wilder Mann could well be escapees (prototypes?) for the 1970s British BBC costume and creature effect department.
Some of my favourite photographs of the yetis are the behind the scenes ones.
They’re curiously disarming, especially considering how they once had a nation wanting to hide behind the sofa…
…particularly this image with the yeti being groomed while “going over lines” with that gent from Gallifrey…
(File under: Trails and Influences / Year 3 Wanderings)
Intertwined wanderings around these parts:
Day #69/365: Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann and rituals away from the shores of albion
Other behind-the-scenes views of fantastical fictions from back when:
Day #202/365: Filming The Owl Service; Tomato Soap and Lonely Stones
Elsewhere in the ether:
Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann in it’s natural habitat and at Dewi Lewis Publishing (often worth a look-see at what they’re sending out into the world I find).