I am a photographer working with digital and large format cameras. Drawing on the talents of photographers, Bill Wadman and Barbara Morgan, I am interested in exploring the extreme way the body in motion reacts to various movements using dance and athleticism to achieve the desired results. In my next project I plan to continue the study of the body in motion with the use of fabrics to see how they flow with postures and tension. My work investigates the use of light and its effect on the muscles and movement of the athlete.
My work attempts to fascinate the viewer with the ghostly trails of the dancer’s body as it is captured in one shutter click that is slow enough to stop a ballet dancer in every step of a dance move that normally can’t be seen with our general observations. I recently completed the first series of this study with an exhibition titled, En Le Air, December 2015. The strategy I had for that study was to bring in a young ballerina and a middle-aged Latin salsa dancer. I used a single light source in a dark, black studio. Each dancer performed traditional routines as the shutter slowed their movements down to about 4 seconds for the desired results and then I froze the dancer’s movements allowing the camera to pose the dancer in mid air or in a kick showing the beauty in the ages of both dancers.
I am currently (2018) working with reflections of light onto a backdrop to create stunning and serene landscapes that I photograph. These landscapes remind me of the Hudson River School Paintings with the use of various color temperature lights on a refelctive surface to recreate some of these amazing art pieces.
Black and white darkroom printing and film processing
35mm, medium and large format film cameras and DSLR camera
Adobe Creative Suites CC2017