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– Ghost Dance by Patti Smith Group –
Love that van reflection
That was the first of about twenty shots. I was like a stuck record that afternoon.
Thanks so much, Ashley!
Ghost Dance is also a 1983 film, possibly the only connection between Robbie Coltrane and Stuart Brisley who features at the end, performing an ‘action on the water’. It has a cool soundtrack too, if memory serves, by Jamie Muir who was (again stretching the old memory) in King Crimson at one point!
Aha, yes! I remember that film well. Robbie C drumming along to the long-range shipping forecast and working in a copy shop. A woman trying to finish her thesis. Didn’t realise Jamie Muir did the soundtrack though – how cool is that? The Larks Tongues connection. Nice to “see” you David!
almost fairy tale like…
p.s. i always loved the “murphy” company in london, working in the road 🙂
Yes, there’s a shared quality between these three…
Thanks very much, Inge! 🙂
Thanks so much!
I like the workers. Clever shot, Richard! And the others too, of course. Do you ever shoot badly? I think not. Chuckle… 🙂
🙂 That’s a lovely thing to read. Thanks very much, George. ‘fraid so…
Love the first image! Plays with your perception.
Thanks very much! Glad you like it.
Wow! How did you manage to create the visual ambiguity? I love the first image in particular as the two main figures seem to have been erased by the screen in front of them, or parts of them at least. It’s very confusing for the eyes, which is brilliant. Love these, Richard, great work.
Hi Cheryl! Thanks very much – I’m really glad you like them. The first one was mainly achieved by my positioning myself in the right place to obscure visual clues. I really liked the netting – not entirely sure what it’s supposed to do, but it looks nice.
It’s very clever, especially as a pure photograph with no photoshopping. Great work.
Wonderful images, Richard. I love to watch them while listening to Ghost Dance. That’s a perfect match.
Thanks very much, Anette. Yes, the music gives the images a particular slant. I’d forgotten how much I like Patti Smith.
First image has to be my favorite, the way that one of the workers arms is just not there. Faded into non existence is pretty cool.
I like the second image also for its misty effect.
Thanks very much, Leon. Much appreciated!
A great triptych of images again, Richard! Nicely composed and all very ghostlike! 😀
Thanks very much, my friend! 🙂
Spookily moody. Thanks Richard and Patti!
Thanks very much, Elena! (and Patti!)
Great shots 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Lovely mood, especially the first . I am still trying to project….
Thanks very much, Kathryn!
The pub looks like a place that I would enjoy.
Yes, it looks very cosey and somewhere you could get riproaring drunk and not get hoofed out.
Moody broody shots Richard and a perfect Patti track!
Thanks very much, Patti! Yes, I’m a big fan of that track – it’s kind of subdued, but powerful.
Ohh, marvelous, all three! I’ll need to come back and take time to comment on these.
Thanks very much, Melanie! Glad you like them.
Superb set! I’m still trying to figure out that first one – I like it when something leaves me wondering.
Thanks so much, Karen! Yes, the properties of that netting were really quite interesting…
These are all wonderfully interesting. I cannot even choose a favorite!
Thanks very much! I put them together because there seems to be a repeated shape at the centre of each (the ghost). Glad you like them.
LOVE the top and bottom images. Wonderful job, Richard.
Thanks so much, John – really glad you like them. Thanks for the compliment!
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