On Air was the second solo release by Alan Parsons following the split of The Alan Parsons Project, Photographer Storm Thorgerson recalls, "Alan Parsons, of The Alan Parsons Project and The Dark Side of the Moon engineering fame was inclined to select ideas around which to weave an album, in the past subjects included surveillance, Gaudi, pyramids, Asimov robots, not to mention Edgar Allen Poe. In this case his On Air album was about the idea of flight or man’s desire to fly."
"It was, he said, as much about the idea of flight as about flying itself or about the machines that fly us. I took the notion of an idea, the tried and tested notion, namely that of a light bulb above a head and reworked it as a bulb shaped hot air balloon above a head shaped hillock."
"It is not uncommon to see air balloons of different shapes rather than only the stereotypic pear shape, so ours is light bulb shaped of course and is photographed at the same time and in the same lighting conditions as the hill over which it is gracefully flying. The idea of flight whilst flying."
At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.
A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print.
This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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