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Negative Number WW39979C

“Seen nearer, the thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine…. and the brazen hood that surmounted it moved to and fro with the inevitable suggestion of a head looking about it…”

“I looked up and saw the lower surface… coming across the hole…I stood petrified, staring. Then I saw through a sort of glass plate near the edge of the body the face, as we may call it, and the large dark eyes of a martian peering…”

The red insides of the detonation chamber conceal the “interior source” suspended into its centre and a sooted plate for recording the structure of the advancing detonation. The alien mask of Technology with its sad slit of a mouth and single useful eye is revealed a science fact in which man is not defined as controller, passenger or prisoner.

“The shell burst clean in the face of the thing. The hood bulged, flashed, was whirled off in a dozen tattered fragments of glittering metal…. The living intelligence, the martian within the hood was slain and splashed to the four winds of heaven, and the thing was now but a mere intricate device of metal whirling to destruction… incapable of guidance… it blundered on and collapsed with a tremendous impact” Don Williams 1977, Text H.G Wells The War of the Worlds. About 70 photographs, Arts Council of Great Britain: Edited By Chris Steele-Perkins

The above relates to the first image in Recent Work, obviously I can’t thank anyone for the production of the work but I have included my body of ¬†work “A Sense of Place” something that my father respected but had his own views with regards to his philosophy on photography. Please see the testimonial section for the reaction to that work.

Finally myself and my father were/are not of a religious background but Tay my neighbours daughter left me a copy of the new testament with a page bookmarked. and these are the words I will leave for my father, I hope if there is an afterlife you have found mum. RIP…..

“The eye is the lamp of the body . If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness”

I hope everyone is well and I look forward to catching up soon. Take care and next months blog will be back to it’s usual format.

Don, sleep tight and see you soon. XXX

 

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Posted March 7, 2011 by williamsphotographysouth in Uncategorized