1996 Balloon Boy


1996 Balloon Boy


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Balloon Boy

I was working a year in a factory in North Italy producing alluminium doorhandles. Not much time for photography left when work was done. Or energy. Incredibly what we humans will do to each other. ‘Captured’ at the chain of production. Devoting 8 hours a day to cut 10.000 doorhandles. Well anyways.. I went to a carnival in a mountain village, where this boy came floating in his own world of dreams. He seemed completely untouched of the ‘real world’.
Set all things a side, and sit for yourself  – and allow yourself to dream big. No limits. Nobody telling you ’that can´t be done’. Just ask the boy how – if you forgot.

Print size: 4,5 x 7 inch (11,5 x 17,5 cm)
Frame size: 7 x 9,5 inch (18 x 24 cm)

Place: north Italy
Year:  1996
Month: April
Camera: Leica-6
Lens: Summicron 35mm f.:2

The photograph is hand signed and dated on the mat (passepartout) by Jesper Sø.
The frame is made in Denmark using FSC certified wood (wood from sustainable forestry) and arrives to you without glass. Not because of the easier shipping, but because I believe photographs should be enjoyed without the visual disturbing light reflections on the glass.
The mat (passepartout) is cut from PH neutral carton.
The digital print is made on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme. As the name suggests it has good archival abilities. That being said, nothing stays unmarked of time and light, so the image has a sort of build in change over time, as any other photographic image has.

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