House of Harlot Latex Mask on the Cover of New Book 'I Am The Dark Tourist'!
We love exploring our dark sides here at House of Harlot so we were excited to create a custom made latex mask for our close friend and travel writer, Howard E. Sawyer, for his new book coming out called 'I Am The Dark Tourist'! The latex mask is inspired by the plague masks of the 17th century worn by doctors who visited sites associated with death and soon to be departed, and soon became on symbol of death itself. Perfect for a book all about Dark Tourism! Check out the bio of 'I Am The Dark Tourist' below and you can get his book officially at Amazon here!
"Dark Tourism is the practice of visiting sites associated with death. While participation increases, dark tourism remains a mystery, regarded as the tourist industry's dirty little secret. This book challenges the misconceptions of a ghoulish practice through the eyes of a self-confessed dark tourist, who has spent forty years visiting the world's dark sites. From the cobbled streets of Whitechapel on a Jack The Ripper walking tour to the snowy suicide forest of Aokigahara, Japan, H. E. Sawyer ticks off the darkest sites on earth. He examines how some sites seek promotion beyond their physical boundaries, employing education to disassociate from the dark tag, whilst others wish to remain hidden from our curiosity. In the course of his travels he wrestles with the ultimate question regarding dark tourism; why would anyone want to visit sites touched by death in the first place?"
Book: H. E. Sawyer