His name was James Maker; he was also known as Hive-Maker.
Images: Picture of James Hive-Maker.
Hive-Maker and Ghosts
Through the lens of a projector, we enter a film.
The year is 1914, and James Hive-Maker, a Spiritualist Cinematographer, has traveled to the Antarctic in order to gather images of the dead. The next year, he travels to the Battle of Ypres, where he finds them floating above clouds of poison gas.
Hive-Maker search is motivated by a belief that the Dead live near to us, illuminated by a moral decay similar to the glow of a radium watch. This light, and their Land, can be made photographically visible. By extension, Hive-Maker hypothesizes that these living lights can visit our world (and that in reverse, we can visit their world).