Londonewry, A Mythical Town, #22
Previous Picture Index Next

Londonewry, A Mythical Town, #22
1992, 10 x15 cm

At some point I had run out of 8"x10" and 11" x 14" prints of my photos to use in collage, and had noticed these postcards made up of tiny individual pictures, each about an inch by an inch-and-a-half. I realised that this is the size of 35mm contact prints, and was able to raid my sets of contacts for material for this and another collage. It was fun cutting such tiny images, especially under my little microscope, but the downside, I didn't really consider, was that this one for instance really took a fair proportion of the thinking and work that sixteen full-size montages would, and of course would never be able to be priced appropriately.

In the end anyway this one was bought some years ago by a friend, a gifted film cameraman and an artist himself who also owns two other good pictures.

Its sister was bought by someone who recently organised a London show with me in it, who became a friend, then I encouraged her to swop it back for a beautiful 'Irelantis' original, and tired and flustered on the way to the airport I left it on the tube train and lost it for ever.


NFS. Courtesy of Seamus McGarvey



Previous Picture Index Next





see the pictures | find out about | visit irelantis | other links | make contact | home