A title borrowed from a film Gene Kelly produced
and starred in which was at the time and possibly still is
one of the most innovative dance films made.
At photography's inception capturing movement
was impossible and even a subjects head for a portrait was
clamped into place to limit any blur through movement.
In all art forms the attributes of the medium modify
and inform the methods and conceptual paths the artist can take.
Photography's 150+ year history has culminated in todays
digital cornucopia; a veritable feast of image making equipment
and modification and manipulation methods which allied to the
quality and longevity of the final print is releasing the production
of new forms of expression in graphic art.
There are a variety of performance modes in dance and each
can be realised in photography through a variety of techniques
which hopefully give true expression to the qualities of the
choreography, the dancer and dances inherent theatricality, a
theatricality that is in part the ability to suspend belief: to make you
believe a woman is a Swan or a spirit and that weightlessness
It's the illusion of human aspiration achieving completeness.
(from my current exhibition material)
I've also been shotlisted (2 of 3 works submitted) for the "Take a Bow"
photo comp hosted by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale[link]