Like every other Londoner with a pulse, I did indeed go an see the Sultan’s Elephant, back in May. And I took a shitload of photos. And some of them were adequate compositions, but mostly, they just looked like shots of a couple of bloody great mechanical contrivances. Impressive, sure, but I didn’t feel the photos had any magic in them. The show was all about magic and wonder, I just didn’t feel the pictures caught it.
And then last night, I got the provebial thunderbolt regarding a way of maybe making the shots a little less real, adding that dreamlike hint I thought was missing.
Yeah, it’s “just” a lomo style filter. But with this shot, I think it makes all the difference in the world.