Portrait of a Parapsychologist
Not so long ago I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Caroline Watt. Dr Watt is a Senior Lecturer in paranormal beliefs and experiences, she is also a long standing member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit. I know! I was asked to shoot portraits of Dr Watt for New Scientist Magazine and they were keen to have images that at the very least alluded to Dr Watts profession, beyond having her hold a bent spoon or adopting a classic 'mind reading' pose (think index fingers to temples). After we had shot portraits of Dr Watt with some of her professional tools* and after some solid brain wracking I decided to drag my shutter a little to get some lovely ghosting effects. The results were just what we were after.
*The spoon in the beaker is a tried and tested method of disproving ESP spoon bending claims. If the person making the claim can't bend the spoon with out touching it, they're big fakers... (I once bent a spoon being impatient with ice-cream. I now know this was NOT ESP. Shame.)