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Ghosts Are Real.

Photographs by Philip J Brittan.
PJB Editions, London, England, 2019. In English. 116 pp., 73 four-colour illustrations, 8¾x12".



Publisher's Description

Signed and Numbered First Edition of 500.

Encompassing diverse camera methods, experimental processing, a range of media and various fine-art print making techniques, the book Ghosts Are Real is a glorious full-bleed expression of beauty, colour and abstraction.

"The work was created during a difficult period of my life. My mother had just died after struggling with illness for several months and dealing with the estate fractured my family in rancorous conflict. I escaped each evening for long, slow walks through the city and surrounding countryside. The night walks became a sort of haven, a place to recuperate from the troubles of the day. Memory is always associative; we recall not just the place itself but what it conjures in the mind. Walking, a different route each time, and often suddenly prompted by a particular place, I regularly experienced the emotional ambush that can arrive in the small hours with the past erupting into the present; welcome ghosts and lyrical memories alive with my time spent in the city, from child to adult—faces, voices, objects, music, walks, animals, stories.

Ghosts Are Real is the series of images I created based on those long night walks; images that are as much about feelings experienced—the sense of a vanished world—as the representation of particular places.

The daytime traumas encouraged a bittersweet appreciation of the fragile wonders of the world, the sheer joy of the here and now, of life's exquisite, magical pleasures. And pleasure and beauty, hopefully, finds visual purchase somewhere in the work: a reflection of the liberating freedom of the night walks and the revitalising time of recovery spent creating the images." — Philip J Brittan

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Limited Edition of 30: Includes a Signed & Numbered copy of the book with two Signed, Numbered, and Titled 8x10-inch prints. (Pictured Below)

Limited Edition Print One — Snuff Mills (8"x10")

print two

Limited Edition Print Two — Temple Way (8"x10")

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