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Solaroid Series - At The Circus
Title - The Jugler
10 x 8 polaroid
Photo by photographer Paul E Williams

" This series taken in 1989 was inspired from the remarkable French Circus Archaos (http://archaos.info/index.aspx) which revolutionised the notion of what a cirus was. Critics described its success in terms of a break with tradition, “the anti-circus circus,” enthused The Irish Times, “it rewrites the rules as it pays tribute to circus tradition,” admired The Age, “a devil’s carnival,” warned The Daily Mail, “a real people’s theatre,” decided the Guardian. I was experimenting with an ultra fast Polaroid film that I accidentally found I could solarise (the explanation of the technique is too long to describe here but I will do a story on it). I had always been a Man Ray fan and his work had influenced me heavily in my early days. The solarised Polaroid I have called Solaroids because they take on a life of their own organically changing as they dry producing a crystal coating that eventually obscures any image all together. I had to copy them onto 5x4 film as they dried to capture the precise moment when they looked as I wanted them too. I was working with rusty metal objects a lot with this technique and became fascinated by the shadows they formed as much as in the objects themselves. In At The Circus the shadows create the circus character that I wanted to portray. The use of rusty metal and the complete absence of traditional circus references was inspired by Circus Archaos who created an anarchic world. Like many techniques using Polaroids this one is no longer possible to make. Enjoy". Paul E Williams.

Photo art prints of At The Circus by photographer Paul E Williams can be bought on line for worldwide delivery.
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AT THE CIRCUS - Abstract Solaroid Photos by Photographer Paul E Williams
Solaroid Series - At The Circus <br />
Title - The Jugler<br />
10 x 8 polaroid  <br />
Photo by photographer Paul E Williams <br />
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" This series taken in 1989 was inspired from the remarkable French  Circus Archaos (http://archaos.info/index.aspx) which revolutionised the notion of what a cirus was. Critics described its success in terms of a break with tradition, “the anti-circus circus,” enthused The Irish Times, “it rewrites the rules as it pays tribute to circus tradition,” admired The Age, “a devil’s carnival,” warned The Daily Mail, “a real people’s theatre,” decided the Guardian. I was experimenting with an ultra fast Polaroid film that I accidentally found I could solarise (the explanation of the technique is too long to describe here but I will do a story on it). I had always been a Man Ray fan and his work had influenced me heavily in my early days. The solarised Polaroid I have called Solaroids because they take on a life of their own organically changing as they dry producing a crystal coating that eventually obscures any image all together. I had to copy them onto 5x4 film as they dried to capture the precise moment when they looked as I wanted them too. I was working with rusty metal objects a lot with this technique and became fascinated by the shadows they formed as much as in the objects themselves. In At The Circus the shadows create the circus character that I wanted to portray. The use of rusty metal and the complete absence of traditional circus references was inspired by Circus Archaos who created an anarchic world. Like many techniques using Polaroids this one is no longer possible to make. Enjoy". Paul  E Williams.<br />
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Photo art prints of At The Circus by photographer Paul E Williams  can be bought on line for worldwide delivery.