As Johnny Thornton recounts, "To get this shot the way I wanted it, this was set up in my studio so I could control the light. The idea came when I remembered seeing a silent movie of a woman being tied to the railway track by the villain which had for me S & M undertones. I adjusted this to what I felt was a modern S & M situation with a toy train and thus the title 'At home playing with my train'. I am not sure who said No art is new, just a rehash of what has already been done but I guess that's what being inspired by others is all about."

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"Smoking kills; so does being hit by a moving train."

Johnny Thornton

Artwork Highlights

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Photoshoot Details

Date : 1979


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Small: 46 x 30 cm (18 x 12") | Edition: 300

Medium: 91 x 61 cm (36 x 24") | Edition: 200

Large: 152 x 102 cm (60 x 40") | Edition: 100

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

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