Ghosts Are Real de Philip J Brittan / Standard Edition
Ghosts Are Real is a gentle reminder that there is no bolt to slide across the past,
thoughts, good and bad, welcome and unwelcome, will always return from the long
grass of memory.
Although Ghosts Are Real was created during a difficult period of Philip Brittan’s life -
his mother had just died and dealing with the estate fractured his family in
rancorous conflict – the book is a visual celebration of the fragile wonders of the
world, the sheer joy of the here and now, of life's exquisite, magical pleasures.
Memory is always associative; we recall not just the place itself but what it conjures
in the mind. Based on long night walks through the city and surrounding countryside
that became a sort of haven from the troubles of the day, the images in Ghosts Are
Real are as much about feelings experienced - the sense of a vanished world, with
welcome ghosts and lyrical memories from youth to adult - as the representation of
Encompassing diverse camera methods, experimental processing, a range of styles
and media, and various fine-art print making techniques, Ghosts Are Real is a
glorious full-bleed expression of beauty, colour and abstraction.
215 x 300mm hardback
Edition size 500
Special Edition size 30 (includes two 10x8 inch signed and numbered prints)
Numbered and signed