© Michael St.Mark 2014
The combined speed of two Virgin West Coast Mainline Pendolino 125 trains passing ( circa Stoke-on-Trent ) and featuring the identical number in respect of the camera shutter speed being set at 1/250th sec.
First artwork we believe to be titled as a speed ( Video version tf )
A reflection on the rapid pace and increasing isolation in 2014 society, where fast-passing strangers have become reluctant daily companions – and for more than a few the sole means, such as it is, of social interaction.
Signed edition of 50 Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Endura
20″ x 17″
£400 ( unframed )
Archive of signed edition prints currently being released for investment
Whenever I’ve been on a train which is stopped at a station, across from another train, I look over at the other people and think about the fact I’m watching faces I’ve never seen before and will never see again! It’s always a very surreal moment and makes me realise what a enormous world it is and what a tiny part I play in it.
Brilliant photo by the way!
Ive always held a huge fascination for the way strangers interact and suddenly change personality when meeting someone they know and a perpetually different personality at that, depending on the social context in which the relationship exists; hence the London Dada series ” The unbelievable indifference of strangers”. Maybe coming from my steep LC initiation into the capital from a small town in the late 70s – suddenly everyone seemed in the deep freeze emotionally. I found that quite a shock.
Re 250MPH; the 10 sec vid’ with sound version is the best yet to come, hopefully before some miserable media agency wretch spots it here and nicks the idea for a travel or snack ad. ( hope the sniffles are cleared up by now .)
Still coughing a bit but much better than I was—–thanks for asking. hope you’re ok 🙂
just followed u on twitter matey.
not the same name.
hope its all going well.
love+light to you+yours
Not the same chap, Roy. Nevertheless I believe we have followed back now – all the best with the Twitter feeds – a great way to punch your light into darkened minds with short bursts of truth.