Craftspeople might like to think that they are self-reliant, but the truth is they are totally dependant on luck. If you create, your exposure to the Gods is huge .
But sometimes, just sometimes; you get thrown a handful of completely gratuitous and unexpected luck. That’s where these eerily magical photographs come from. Just plain right place, right time, had camera and held it up and clicked.
This picture of the abandoned school on the hill was taken on the walk home when the rain had stopped. But when we first passed it was pouring, there would be nobody to stop me, so I nosed around thinking about how the children who had been to school here would now be adults.
At first the windows were too high to see in, but then I found one I could see into, someone must have lived in the school fairly recently but they are not there now
Ghostly reflections start to happen
There is nothing but rain and strangeness I am just holding the camera up to get the pictures
Then the sun drills through the rain
Now all the elements are drifting together
You can see my hands holding the camera reflected in the window but more images are reflecting onto the camera of the windows on the furthest side and the sky behind me reflects onto the glass and yet more reflections inside or outside to the right. Remember I can’t see what the camera can, I am below the window holding the camera up above my head
Then the rain stopped and the magic just slipped away
4 thoughts on “Lady luck”
I do believe in fate, but I think the element of luck is not the answer. The answer is the artists EYE where it sees what is there, but another eye will be blind to many of the influences. Beautiful pictures, and again the photographer has used their eyes which are connected to their imagination.
I know what you mean about having to see it, but I simply couldn’t see I just had an inkling of what might be going on. I was like a Buster Keaton outtake I only had my sun glasses with me to see with and it was pouring with rain and really quite dark AND much of the time I was holding the camera above my head with no way to look in the view finder for the magical ones.
No these are down to lady luck and a tiny bit of education which meant I knew that strange plains and reflections can work for you as I have seen photos where they are carefully set up such as in Angus McBean. So I knew it could happen but that is all.
Ghostly and enthralling, I wonder where the children educated at the school are now ?
Some nice photos amongst that collection!!