This photograph was shot in Tom Lowry's studio behind the Woodman Pub in Battersea. As Thornton recounts, "I asked an old mate in film for a couple of film cans and some lengths of 35mm film strip. The idea was to marry film and still photography. We made the film can into a hat and used a fishing line to float the 35mm film before we lit the shot with a 'Fish Fryer' strobe light made locally by the famous lighting engineers David Cecil and John Leach." The affect of the work in its elegant surrealism recalls the work of Dali, Thornton's hero.

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"If you can make people stop and wonder what is going on, the image gains another dimension."

Johnny Thornton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Battersea, London
Date        : 1995


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Small: 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16") | Edition: 50

Medium: 89 x 71 cm (35 x 28") | Edition: 50

Large: 127 x 102 cm (50 x 40") | Edition: 50

Framing Options

Chelsea Black Frame (recommended)

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