If my previous Visitations were from 'beyond the stars', these alternate manifestations of time + light + 35mm are most likely from beyond the grave. Or maybe they're angels? Or demons.
Once again, I take only limited credit for the results. Long exposure photography is a dance in the darkness and these even more so, for this time it was the light sources that remained stationary, while the human figure ebbed and flowed and turned as if to smoke.
There is something inherently spooky about photography, the way a photographic image is sometimes able to capture what wasn't present at the time of its taking. I'm sure the luckless photographer, Keith Jennings, would agree. When I look at these images - especially the first two - there are things appearing out of those woods that I can't readily explain - and I was there.
When I was a child, I had an encyclopedia of unexplained phenomena, which I pored over, drawn always to the photographic 'evidence' of wraiths, spectres and revenants. When I look at these images and experience both triumph at the trick and a shudder, I realise the child I was is still looking at that book and hoping for ghosts.
So I'm calling this set of images Visitations Part 2 - but another title now suggests itself; how about just 'They're here'.