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Found images of ghosts with descriptive text provided by the photographer (or someone with knowledge of the photo).

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This project is comprised of found images of ghosts with descriptive text provided by the photographer (or someone with knowledge of the photo). In an attempt to remove image noise, I repeatedly blurred the images by using a Gaussian function (found in Photoshop) until only their most basic elements were left, revealing the visual "essences" of the ghosts.

I found it interesting to not only further abstract what were, in most cases, already very vague images of apparitions, orbs, and lights, but to combine those abstracted images with the text as supplied by the photographer (or someone with knowledge of the photo). In a way, the text is both a necessary element to provide a context to these formless fields of color, and also an interesting gauge of how we look at and contextualize the unknown (the text from one photo reads: "This was taken at Barnsley Gardens in Georgia last April 2007. There was nothing in this room to cause this orb/ectoplasm to be in this photo. This is incredible and probably the single most amazing ghost pic I've ever seen, let alone taken.").

I have completed a series of eight (8) images, and am now looking for funding assistance to finish production. I have been in touch with a giclee printer in Tampa, FL (you can read about them and the giclee printing process here), and have pricing for printing eight (8) large format (30x40") giclee archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. Once I have funding, I can order the color proofs, and move on to the final print production.

Below are a few low-resolution images from the series. You can find more at my website.

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    One (1) 4x6" archival inkjet print from the Ghosts project (print chosen at random); listing as a Project Sponsor on the Ghosts project website.

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    Three (3) 13x19" archival inkjet prints from the Ghosts project (prints chosen at random); listing as a Project Sponsor on the Ghosts project website.

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    One autographed set of eight (8) 8x10" giclee print color proofs used during the pre-press stage of production; listing as a Project Sponsor on the Ghosts project website.

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    One 30x40" giclee archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper (donor chooses which image will be printed); listing as a Project Sponsor on the Ghosts project website.

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