Theory of Flight - Swifts

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Nicolas  Hall

Garibaldi, United States

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Small 11.1" x 8.0"
Medium 16.6" x 12.0"
Large 22.2" x 16.0"
X large 27.7" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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Theories of Flight – Swifts

The most fitting in the air
Riding invisible roller coasters more daring
Than we would ever dream to build
They descend into the shallows
And soar to the extremes of flight
Crying with such joy
To have been placed there
As a myth
Above the wreckage
The twisting framework of our aspirations
And our bodies heavy in their desire
While the distance between earth and sky
Grows greater all the time~

poem by nicolas hall 2011


Theories of Flight – Swifts is one of a series of 24 images born out a recurring theme in my work the last few years.

The pursuit and futility of flight throughout our human existence.

Flight as freedom, flight as imagination, flight as a deep seeded desire and as the epitome of our own transformation. Yet we NEVER come close to the freedom of the birds above us.

Never that unbound
Never that pure.

We are here and they, are there. As it should be.


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