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The Palace Armoury | Valletta, Malta | 18 September 2014

The Palace Armoury is one of the world’s largest collections of arms and armour that is still housed in its original building. The Knights of St John were a unique brotherhood of resolute warrior monks. From Malta, their island stronghold, these combatant aristocrats from the noblest houses of Europe, carried out their relentless crusade against the Ottoman Turks in defence of the Catholic faith. The Palace Armoury is certainly one of the most visible and tangible symbols of the past glories of the Sovereign Hospitaller Military Order of Malta.

Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt transferred the Order’s arsenal to the Magisterial Palace in 1604 where it was the pride of the Order. Apart from being lavishly adorned with elaborate trophies of arms, it held enough arms and armour to equip thousands of soldiers. It was housed in the magnificent hall at the rear of the building, right above its present location. At present, it is displayed inside two halls that were originally the stables of the palace.

Following the forced departure of the Order of St. John from Malta, the armoury somehow lost much of its original grandeur. However, it was restored and was officially opened as Malta’s first public museum in 1860. Although only a fraction of its original splendour remains, the Armoury still contains abundant material of Italian, German, French and Spanish origin from principal production centres. Also displayed is an exotic selection of Islamic and Ottoman arms and armour. Apart from the massed arms of the common soldiers in the collection, the enriched personal armours of the nobility still manage to make a statement.

Information from:
Web: http://heritagemalta.org/museums-sites/the-palace-armoury/

© Tony Blood - The Palace Armoury. Valletta, Malta, 18 September 2014

© Tony Blood – The Palace Armoury. Valletta, Malta, 18 September 2014

Transition | 2013 | Film

These are my final 7 images for the series.

Transition – The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

The  work addresses the idea of remembrance, loss, memory, recollection, transition and death through the notion of the object. These objects were originally photographed at a relative’s home after she passed away. The images combine the Still Life with the Portrait whereby each relative of the deceased is seated alongside the ornaments and objects they inherited.

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition #1

Transition #1

Transition #2

Transition #2

Transition #3

Transition #3

Transition #4

Transition #4

Transition #5

Transition #5

Transition #6

Transition #6

Transition #7

Transition #7

Work in Progress| Transition | 2013 | Film

More images from the current work ‘Transition’. I am in the process of editing and selecting the final 7 images for the series.

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition | Shoot 4 #1

Transition | Shoot 4 #1

Transition | Shoot 4 #3

Transition | Shoot 4 #3

Transition | Shoot 4 #5

Transition | Shoot 4 #5

Transition | Shoot 8 #10

Transition | Shoot 8 #10

Transition | Shoot 6 #11

Transition | Shoot 6 #11

Transition | Shoot 6 #8

Transition | Shoot 6 #8

Transition | Shoot 2 #12

Transition | Shoot 2 #12

Transition | Shoot 2 #10

Transition | Shoot 2 #10

Work in Progress | Transition | 2013 | Film

Transition – The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

The current work in progress addresses the idea of remembrance, loss, memory, recollection, transition and death through the notion of the object. These objects were originally photographed at a relative’s home after she passed away. It is a continuation of work which began in the Evanesce series. The difference with these images is that they combine the Still Life and the Portrait whereby each relative of the deceased is seated alongside the ornaments and objects they inherited. [More images to follow]

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition | Shoot 3 #7

Transition | Shoot 3 #7

Transition | Shoot 3 #1

Transition | Shoot 3 #1

Transition | Shoot 3 #12

Transition | Shoot 3 #12