Thursday, May 29, 2014

Firesign Theatre

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Is anybody out there old and wacky enough to remember Firesign Theatre, the brilliant, surrealist comedy group from the 60s and 70s? That's what this image from the Ren Faire made me think of. Their deeply-layered, complex audio recordings rearranged my synapses and changed my life. Really. I will never forget the first time I heard them, on a cassette riding around Passaic, New Jersey, with my sister's boyfriend. (That was weird enough.) If you want to know what I'm babbling about listen to this. Two productions, the second of which starts at 28:12.

But I digress. The association carried me away. These are better fire eater pictures than the ones I got at the Shakespeare In The Park green show. Great light, more dramatic. I forgot that I had a polarizing filter on my telephoto lens. Probably wouldn't have put it on if I thought about it but I'm glad it was there.           

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5 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Bob. Beautiful images.

William Kendall said...

Oh boy. That's crazy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant shots of the fire eater Bob.. have enjoyed looking at all your images from the Renaissance Faire, and agree you could definitely make a living shooting (not literally) the weird and wonderful :) Beautiful Madeleine looks much happier as a fairy, adorable really, than she did at the art gallery, I think she'll be a tough critic :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, great images here Bob. I will never try this at home!

José Mendonça said...

Brilliant shots! WOW!