Presented in class byErin Waye:
- Dance photography
- Digital gave her more flexibility
- Use to work with film
- Style is timeless
- Anticipation is key
- See the motion before it hits the frame
- Prefers studio base not stage work
- Real things overly portrayed are purely showing off dancers and skills
- Subtle use of colour
- Dynamic, elegant photographs
- Consistency in her work
- Defies the laws of physics
- 4 dancers in one shot – rather than bringing 4 into one scene in photoshop
- Eye catching + dynamic
- Does it change he context of dance?
Some of her works:
3 examples from collection: New York City Ballet Dancers
I love the use of movement in her work! This image intrigues me in particular because of the material the dance is waving around. The way she photographs the movement without blur is really intriguing. Dance is such a dynamnic movement and skill, whereas photography is the opotsite but to be able to show this movement and combine the two is really clever!
I think this image is beautiful. Mainly because I love that black dress, but I really like the use of the confetti (or whatever is being thrown) throughout the image. The dancer is showering herself in this confetti, and I just think it looks reall graceful and dynamic.
Similar to the image above, I like this image because of the use of leaves and other aspects to demonstrate the movement. You can appreciate the form and the dynamic nature of the image. It captures beauty and grace, which I find appealing.
Example from collection: American Ballet Theatre Dancers
This image is similar to the first image, in that the movement and dynamic nature of the dancer and the material she is gracefully dancing with look incredible. The plain background allows a focus on the dancer herself. You focus on the grace and beauty of dance rather than the stage setting or studio the dancer is working in. The posing (taken in the moment) is beautiful, and if you've ever tried to dance you'll know it's not the easiest thing to look graceful while dancing, unless you have talent. And talent is what I think the photographer depicts so well in all her images.