Gallery 7
 
MARTIN P COLLINS
FINE ART PHOTO PRINTS   BANGKOK  2010
PHOTO-COLLAGE       2006 - 2008
'Between Ghosts and Machines'
Gallery  6
'Garden Erotica & the Vegetable Menace'  
The 'Mirror' or 'Janus'  Image can make ordinary objects or scenes more intense with a beauty both strange and magical
through the ambiguity created .'Between Ghosts and Machines' is a multi-purpose metaphor: Just as the city landscape ,
and buildings are a complex apparatus, bustling by day, and haunted by night,  as if 'peopled' by the ghostly presence of
all the transient spirits  who had passed through over the  years. The human animal  is also part  bio-machine, part
museum of personal and cultural experience, driven by hope, desire and the shifting pasts of individual and collective
memory. Double Headed Janus, which is the pre-Freudian universal symbol of complexity of self between needs and
desires and doubts, has been a big formal feature in my work over the last few years. Bangkok Janus features select
images from my Bangkok neighbourhood and 'voodoo Village from Landscapes and surfaces in Thailnand and England.