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Archive for December, 2015

Magic Mouse Queen

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Finished posting 3D and CBC Christmas Performance Galleries at 6 PM On Christmas Eve.  My tank was empty, which is okay, I try to emulate the work ethic of a dancer. Anything less and I’d be cheating them and myself.  Yesterday was Christmas and family and no work. Today, after sleeping wonderfully late, I have the luxury of some time to look again. And maybe another nap.

Time allows me to finish images to my imagination, to how I see them. It’s why I made them. But the Magic of Dance exists only in time. I want to make it instant and timeless.

Matinee Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 20 December 2015


Merry Christmas -That’s An Order!

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Matinee Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 20 December 2015


Two Pirouettes Across Six Decembers

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Matinee Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 20 December 2015

Studio Rehearsal “Gift For The Little Match Girl” Cary Ballet Company 12 December 2010

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Reluctant Retiree

Reluctant Retiree

I know how she feels, 3 days of unseen photographs lure me but it’s been a very long week.  Time to let go, for awhile. My dreams may also be about villains and heroes. More likely, I’ll see the angels and muses I watched dance this week.

Matinee Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 20 December 2015

 

 


Clara’s Dream – Part II

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Final Performance Sunday at Cary Arts Center

Saturday Matinee “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 19 December 2015

 

 


Party Girl

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I’ve seen her father patiently waiting during weekend class and diligently making videos of rehearsals.  At dress rehearsal, he was next to me at the stage apron, making photographs. I admire him and told him I would try to make a good photograph of his daughter in performance.

Friday Evening Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 18 December 2015

 


Spanish Dancer

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Space & Tech Rehearsal “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 16 December 2015

 

 


Clara’s Dream

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Space & Tech Rehearsal “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 16 December 2015

 

 


Winter Sun Part II

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About a million years, around 1965, I spent a lot of Saturdays in the Cleveland Museum of Art.  In awe. Bus fare was 50 cents, the Museum free. Sometimes, it was after morning classes at Cooper School of Art where local High School students could take 8 weeks of class for $16.  I didn’t have $16 so I earned tuition by modeling for the other students.  After two classes, I went to the other side of the easel.  Most of the teachers were faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art so it was a master class. It was where I learned to draw, to make portraits. Now, instead of conte crayon or charcoal, I draw with a camera. It is just the same except that I’ve 50 years of empathy to share.  It is Art that allows us to be human.

Studio Rehearsal “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 12 December 2015

 

 


Winter Sun in Studio A

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Studio Rehearsal “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 12 December 2015

 

 


Careful Consideration

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I had the good luck to photograph Santa again this year at Cary’s “Ole Time Winterfest”.

It is work I look forward to you all year. The entire 2015 gallery is here