Photography > Afterlife

Red ghost on the written stone
35mm colour film
16x20
2017
Anomaly
35mm film
2018
Hand of dystopia
35mm film
2018
Facades
35mm colour film
2018
Rebel heart
35mm film
2018
Ghost of wolf willow
35mm colour film
2018
Breath from Breath
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2016
The Parallels
35mm B&W film
2018
The earth is for the root
35mm colour film
2018
Devilla and witchita
35mm B&W film
2018
Sylph Sightings
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16x20
2012
Chrysalis
Colour Film Photograph
2016
Monoliths for ghosts
35mm colour film
2018
The Golden Butterfly
35mm color expired film
16x20
2016
umbilical
35mm expired color film
16x20
2016
Out of Body Experience
35mm color Film
16X20
2017
Cardinal
35mm colour film
2017
Persona of Anima-Francis A Willey
25mm B&W film
2017
Red Ghost
35mm Color Film
16X20
2017
$5000
Patron Saint of Sorrows
35mm film photograph
16x20
2017
Phantom meditation
35mm Colour Film
2017
Ghost in The Sanctuary
35mm Film Photography
2017
Cerements of the robin Call-Note
color film photography
16X20
2017
Soulsplitting
35mm Colour Film
2017



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