Identified Flying Objects
"Photographs can present not only the actual world, but constructed pseudo-photographs can-like naturalistic novels or carefully staged film scenes-present possible worlds as if they were natural." (Mitchell, 1994) It is believed that the public's interest in the UFO phenomena began with the rise in popularity of science fiction in the 1950s. My work was inspired by the spaceships represented in films such as, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. The project set out to create a mythological world from the contemporary world. The street light was the perfect subject matter in which to create this imagined world, however, the project was not only about creating imaginary spaceships, it was also a surreal and fun way of documenting Scotland's variety of street lights.
Philip Gibson • William Kay • Sylvia Shek • Kim Simpson • Yasmin Soliman • Gillian Sweeney •