z Scrapbook

  • After many years of publishing our photographic works, we thought it was time to show you some glimpses of something different. Some of the following pictures represent tests of various kinds for Mourning the Ancient, some reflect our boredom, others are just everyday life, and others still are that grey area somewhere between Mourning the Ancient and mundane existence. Enjoy the tour of these distant and not-so-distant days...

    - July 18, 2019 -


    [Below: We made this new shirt in July of 2019 and printed 20 copies, which sold out. If you don't already know Matt's story, please take the time to check out his website, set up by his mom: http://freematthale.org/.]

    [Below: Front]

    [Below: Left sleeve]

    [Below: Right sleeve]

    [Below: Back/sleeve]

    [Below: Back]

    *I deeply thank the generous and industrious comrade who made these shirts for Matt. You are a true soldier in this silent war.

    - Sometime around 1998 -

    [Below: I've been going through old photos... I have many tens of thousands of photos stored on CDs, which I'm going to transfer to M-Disk. M-Disk is a CD format that boasts that it will last up to 1,000 years! Additionally it even says it can withstand damage from the elements. So anyway, I'm going through endless pictures from Mourning the Ancient and scrapbook stuff (to see which ones get to live for one thousand years!). It's been a dark few months, so here's some light photos for you, from a day long forgotten.]

    - Sometime in the late 1990s -

    [Below: Arriving at a Christmas party, and like usual, not wanting to be there.]

    [Below: At my cousin's birthday party at a pizza place. I'm in the background looking kinda out of place and anti-social. I'm twelve years old or so here. I can't believe she hogged all the party hats... ha!]

    - Sometime in the 1980s -

    [Below: Well it's time to bare all. I needed to make you smile, well here it is. Before the blood and sweat, before all the tears and dark years. The raw material. Growing into a rotten garden. Before the truth of it all exploded into my life. I didn't yet know... I was born to fight the world.]

    - Sometime in the 1990s -

    [Below: Okay, since you guys liked seeing the old pictures. Here are a selection of pics that range from 14 - 16 years old. These are from photo booths at a mall (remember those things?!). They start from youngest (at the top left) to oldest.]

    [Above: Click to enlarge!]


    *All images are strictly copyrighted. They may not be displayed via internet or printed form in any manner without our written permission, nor are they to be altered in any form whatsoever. Violators shall be vigorously prosecuted by international law.