01 A high
speed camera captures a split second ending to a race, and used in an
advertisement for wrist watches, 1962.
02 Chris Van Allsburg, illustration to The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Hamilton London 1981 (Houghton Mifflin 1979) 21 x 27cms. In my top ten illustrated books of all time.
Egerton's pioneering work with High Speed Photography
07 One of the most feeble attempt at generating neuroses among consumers - Splashitis - getting soaked when the tap gets carelessly turned on full flow. An advert for Union Brass and Metal of St.Paul's Minnesota , detail 11.5 x 25cms, March 1946.. Although inept, the image is distinctly scarey with a pink swelling to the left hand side of the face - and a sort of glutinous transparent goo replacing water. Back to the drawing board literally for this anonymous artist who seems to base splashitis on another more disreputable genre of imagery. Say no more.