Geoff Franklin

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The Dolls Come Alive at Night

The Dolls Come Alive at Night

The Dolls Come Alive at Night.

As a child, i had an overactive imagination and believed that once out of the room objects would come to life. I think many of us do, hence the movie Toy Story was so popular.

I also had some puppets with strange eyes that were always disturbing and felt their eyes followed me around my room. They mostly lived in a draw out of sight. But i was always aware they were there – waiting.

 

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Four Corner Riddle

Four Corner Riddle

Four Corner Riddle : On the High Road To Rye.

Last in the series From Brightling to Dymchurch

Many but not all have been posted on the blog. I shell be loading them onto the website in the near future.

Others from the series can be seen:  http://www.geoff-franklin.com/photoblog/wishing-tree-of-winchelsea/

http://www.geoff-franklin.com/photoblog/owl-of-the-marsh/

http://www.geoff-franklin.com/photoblog/235-les-trois-ballerines/

http://www.geoff-franklin.com/photoblog/itch-the-scrath/

all images ©Geoff Franklin 2016/2017

 


Owl of the Marsh

Owl of the Marsh

Owl of the Marsh

Another image from the series from Brightling to Dymchurch. The owl of the marsh is a nod to the smugglers of Romney Marsh to the east of Rye.

other images from the series

Romney Fog

Fullers Folly

Magic Carpet Ride

itch the scratch


The Dymchurch Smuggler

The Dymchurch Smuggler

“From Brightling to Dymchurch”

“Remember to Forget” – The Dymchurch Smuggler

When I was a young lad my father took me to the cinema to see Disneys Sword in the Stone, which was great, but what caught my imagination was the ‘B’ movie. It was Patrick McGoohan in Dr Syn Alias The Scarecrow. It was about smugglers on Romney Marsh. I thought it was brilliant, even more so as we went on holiday there and my brother and I could act out the roles of the smugglers in the sand dunes of Camber.

Although Dr Syn was a fictional character created by the author Russell Thorndike. The story was  inspired by historical smuggling that was rife on the south coast. Gangs such as the Hawkhurst Gang  frequented the Mermaid Inn in Rye once the centre of smuggling on the marsh.

The whole of this part of the coast in the South East of England is full of stories of Brandy and Wool smuggling from the 18th Century.

I used to read the Thorndike books of the adventures of Dr Syn of Dymchurch, as a pirate in the Americas and as the Scarecrow the smuggler on the marsh. Far better than Robin Hood.


Rye Foreign

Rye Foreign

Rye Foreign.

This image is from the series from Brightling the burial place of Mad Jack Fuller to Dymchurch on Romney Marsh the home to the fictional character Dr Syn the Scarecrow. Most of the material with a few exceptions was shot along the route. This picture is one of the exceptions with the background being the ceiling of the Pantheon in Roma, one of my favourite spaces in the world. The original background that was shot in Rye Foreign didn’t work and I was already playing with this background, just added it to see what it looked like and I couldn’t go back, for me it worked.


Karnival

Karnival

 


Endless Winter

Endless Winter

Death, The Endless Winter