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10/31/2014 11:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These May Be the Greatest Halloween Portraits of All Time

Canadian born photographer Joey L. has been shooting eye-catching portraits, campaigns and billboards of some of the most recognizable people of our time -- from Anne Hathaway to Jennifer Lawrence. He'll be the first to admit, however, that the work he cherishes the most revolves around his personal projects featuring everyday people.

This Halloween will mark the 25-year-old photographer's fourth anniversary of his Halloween in Brooklyn series. Though his new studio is now based in Greenpoint Brooklyn, he makes the pilgrimage back to his old haunt in Bushwick to capture the zeitgeist of the festive day. "My goal is to view this local annual tradition through the eyes of a foreigner," he says. "[Like someone] lost in a childish sugar rush of both homemade and store-bought pop culture costumes of the year."

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Above: Javier and Jordan Ramos as "Batman," 5:07pm October 31st, 2013 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: John Carlos as "Skeleton," 5:35pm October 31st, 2013 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: Jefferson Rocha as "Werewolf," 5:23pm October 31st, 2013 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: Sandra Basilio as "Bat Girl," 4:41pm October 31st, 2013 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: Julio Valentin as "Clown," 5:00pm October 31st, 2013 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: Celso Castro as "Captain America," 5:09pm October 31st, 2011 - Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Above: Fifi and Estelle, 1:18am November 1st, 2013 - Long Island City, Queens

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Above: The photographer shooting one of his subjects at a red light. Photo by Caleb Adams

To view more of Joey's Halloween in Brooklyn series, visit his site here.