The Spirit of ’59

“The Spirit Of ’59” is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when popular music was good.

This is footage from when “The Spirit” was built about 10 years ago, as well as more up-to-date imagery (and yet another nod to The Who.)

It’s a big mixed-media bag, mostly shot in haste over the years on crummy cameras covered in paste.

Strictly-speaking, this is a combination of regular photography; stop-motion animation; time-lapse photography, and video.

I wrote the music and played all the instruments (except John Ö. on drums.)

Photography and music copyright John W. Carmody (additional photography copyright David C. Kennedy)



>> Part of this section of my studio was featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine’s “Second Glance” section.

Using the slider, find the 12 differences between the original photograph, left, and the altered photograph, right.

> It’s interactive – click here to play it!