Photography > Ghost


It began with ‘Ghost’ a journey into the psyche and shroud of humankind.

Deep reckonings, stemming from my early church days and rituals and spiritual experiences and vibrations, from the other-side. Prayers and sins and learning scripture and also being as wild as a wolf in the wilderness.

The weightless bird has teachings, that are just as far reaching. Also the departure, the loss of fallen friend can shake a foundation of mind, body and soul.

This gliding of some divine force, in reverberation between the living and the dead. The lost and the lonely in quest for a place in this world.
Nomadic, on the edge of some sort of
illumination.

These visitations with ghosts and angels, spectral beings inspired me to collect textiles and to also celebrate nature as
a divine place of rest.

Sourcing the right location and historical textiles, always searching the exact shadow or tree branch or sandstone monolith.
All confounding this living breath in a magnificence of place and time.
All the living sentient beings wear fashion or garments as a form of a living
expression.

The shroud represents a final cloth and ending, a simple and less elegant fascinator.

We are all starlight and dust and dirt and storytelling and part of some glorious exhaltation!

And breathing and ceasing, and beginning anew.

These ideologies of immortality and mortality to be found with the camera to emblazon a still image.

Clarified in the beginning as an empirically unfounded belief structure, hence an illusion!

Nebulous and always evanescent,
Illustriously presented as light and form
floating before mortal eyes.

-Francis A Willey (Blindness, Ghost and The Afterlife) 2018

Guides of the Empyrean (Canto XXXI)
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2015
Ghost Poetry
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16"x20"
2006
Longing of a Ghost
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
Angel of Hope
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
2016
The Romance of Dante and Beatrice
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
The Ghost Charmer
35mm Film Photography16x20
16x20
2008
Shroud for a Songbird
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2008
The Messenger
35mm B+W Film Photograph. FIbre Print
16" x 20"
The ghost of Vanita
35mm B&W Film
16x20
2017
Innamorato
35mm B+W Film Photograph. FIbre Print
16" x 20 "
2016
Ghost of Odalisque
35mm B&W film
2008
Madrigal
35mm B&W film
2008
Ghost Plumage
35mm B&W film
2008
The Ghost of Matidora
35mm Film Photography
16X20
2009
Otherside
35mm B&W film
2018
The Tempest
B&W Film Photography
16x20
2009
Mysticism
35mm B&W film
2018
Ghost pinion
35mm B&W film
2009
Host of Empyrean
B&W Film Photography
16x20
2007
In Excelsis
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2007
Mystical Ecstasy
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2007
Ghost Allure
B&W Film Photography
8x10
2007
The Timorous Ghost
35mm Film Photography
2006
Entering the partition
35mm B&W film
2012
Ghost Whisper
35mm Film Photography
2007
Abandoned
35mm B&W Film
16X20
2008
The Renaissance ghost
35mm B&W film
2006
The fleeting ghost
Gelatin silver print
2007
Elegies
35mm B&W film
2008
terpsichore
35mm B&W film
2012
The Shrieking
35mm B+W Film Photograph. FIbre Print
16" x 20"