The Prisoner (known only as Number Six) is a former government agent who abruptly resigns from his job and has been imprisoned in a beautiful and charming-yet-bizarre and enigmatic community — a mysterious seaside “village” that is isolated from the mainland by mountains and the sea. Presumably wanted for the top-secret information he knows, Number Six is hunted, yet thwarts his captors at every turn. However, he’s still trapped in the village by floating, glowing “rovers,” mysterious, balloonlike devices that capture those who try to escape.
I supplied the balloons last year for the festival and the client was so please that I was asked to do the same again for this years Festival No6 but with a larger order, double the size of 2015. The festival is held in the grounds surrounding Portmeirion and attract famous names from near and far. TAKE A LOOK
A 6ft Mirror Ball suspended over the floating dance floor on the lake
5ft Chloroprenes. Can you see the connection to the 1960 T.V programme “The Prisoner”
Getting them BIG BOYS inflated and ready to position on the lake takes time
The first balloon takes it’s position
Mike “Captain Blobby” positions the next 3. He loved being in that boat
The perfect picture. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time
Mike in the boat AGAIN!
Keeping them low in the water by the dance floor
Getting the message across for the client “Virgin Trains”
Looking from the bottom of the lake to the dance floor
Some shots are meant to be.
Getting creative with the camera. Watch out David Bailey
All the balloons were inflated on Thursday 1st September, bad weather and torrential rain over the weekend gave me a bit of concern and I wondered if the balloons would last until the close of the festival on Sunday evening. I received a phone call on Monday 5th September from my client stating that all the balloons survived the bad weather and still look perfect. Thank you Pioneer for another great product.
A big thank you to Mike Harris and Stuart Davis for their help with this job, it was fun and I could not of done it without you.
Here’s to Festival N06 2017.