For the Pink Floyd Animals cover shoot, an inflatable pink pig was tethered to one of the southern chimneys at London's Battersea Power Station. However, on the second day of shooting the pig broke free of its moorings and rose into the flight path of Heathrow Airport to the astonishment of pilots in approaching planes. The runaway pig was eventually tracked by police helicopters before coming to ground in Kent.
“I shot a whole roll of film of London’s famed Battersea Power Station when the Pink Floyd flew a blow-up pig above it for their Animals cover in 1976. To everyone’s horror, the inflated pig slipped free from its moorings while aloft. The band had originally hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down if this happened, but he never showed up." -- Carinthia West
Carinthia West's photographs are printed to order in the UK, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Each photograph will be hand-signed by the artist.
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