Originally made for a Louis Clarke L P, an arranger for the Electric Light Orchestra, titled (per-spek-tive) JETLP218. The cover had his portrait and different sand where the lake/pagoda is.
My re- worked version as shown was later used as an Athena International poster entitled ‘Hallucination 2’
I sold a print of the original with the Pagoda which obviously they liked but later mentioned they would prefer it without. Simple matter these days to remove. For me it has lost balance and the memory of that wonderful sunny day I shot the Pagoda in Kew Gardens London.
‘How Things Are’ book commentary
Western civilisation’s chauvinism and greed – its self–importance and dogmatic belief that its religion, democracy and technology can be exported and forced upon the whole planet – ignores or worse still, destroys the richness and depth of knowledge embodied in other philosophies and cultures from which the West has much to learn. Our arrogance will backfire.
We live on one planet and our species will only survive by adopting attitudes of tolerance and respect for our different ways of being on personal, cultural and spiritual levels. Living needs to be in harmony with the natural world. I believe that good will win, for good accepts that there is no competition, but enough for all.
This photograph is not found in the book ‘How Things Are’
Combination print created by Hag by Combination printing. Surreal photography.