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These Eerie Photos From German Carnival Celebrations Will Haunt You

Good luck going to the carnival next year.

Photographer Axel Hoedt’s new book Dusk chronicles the revelry, and occasional abnormality, of carnival culture throughout southwestern Germany and parts of Austria and Switzerland.

His eerie images counter the “traditional (and often clichéd) representations of carnival,” a description of the project reads. “Here are no paraders somersaulting before the crowds, no embarrassing scenes of drunken debauchery.”

See more of the eerie photos here.

(Image credit: Axel Hoedt/Dusk/Steidl Publishing)