Limited edition of 50
This is a huge archival inkjet edition, printed on a Somerset Satin Enhanced paper printed by Coriander, London. Storm Thorgerson's vision is as clear as ever in this image - one of the last prints he worked on in his lifetime. As always, StormStudios did this for real, constructing the machine you can see in the photos below and as always, it has the power to stop you in your tracks. Storm told Hypergallery "I want our productions to tell a story. My goal is to invest a picture with ambiguity. To make people curious. To make them want to look again. At first glance it may look like an image that's about threatening a woman. Since machinery is often a male preserve, it is a male threat. But I think it is more about man's paranoia, his fear of woman more than his antipathy, i.e. the only way that a man can understand a woman is via an enormous machine, a scientific probe which can scrutinise the inner recesses of the female mind that many men claim to find so elusive. There were two issues much discussed, namely the nudity - was it necessary? And at what was the probe actually pointing? Finally the nudity seemed valid for reasons of vulnerability, and it was felt the heart was the best target".
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