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."
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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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A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.
If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).
If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.
If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.
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