About the Book
William James, Address of the President before the Society for Psychical Research, 1890 (arguing for the significance of the spirit medium Leonora Piper)
"One white crow is enough, but its skin should be deposited in a museum."
Response of James McKeen Cattell, 1896
Mike Chisholm is an independent artist-photographer, based in Southampton, UK. Mike was born and raised in Stevenage, a New Town 30 miles north of London. He was educated at local state schools, then studied at Balliol College Oxford, the University of East Anglia, and University College London. For thirty years he worked as a librarian in the higher education sector (Bristol and Southampton universities) but now concentrates on photographic and writing projects. In recent years he has exhibited his photographs, digital images, and bookworks internationally in several one-man and group shows. His blog, IDIOTIC HAT, is widely read and regarded by many as a must-read source of photographic inspiration, ironic wisdom and amusement. Or so he says.