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Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #6

 

297 Spring Gala Dress Rehearsal 6590Dress Rehearsal “Tales of an Athenian Forest” Cary Ballet Company

Cary Arts Center 14 March 2013


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #5

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Saturday Evening “Taste of Broadway” 3D Project Jazz Company

Cary Arts Center 14 March 2015


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #4

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Sunday Matinee “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 21 December 2014


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #2

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Cary Ballet Company “Cinderella” 14 June 2014 Cary Arts Center


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #3

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La Bayadere, Act III – Kingdom of The Shades

Cary Ballet Company Spring Gala 15 March 2014 Cary Arts Center


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #1

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Making a photo retrospective for a dancer from 5 years of images seemed like a good idea.  Days into my second attempt, I think I have it mostly solved. Looking through 80 thousand plus digital negatives requires a lot more organization and hours than I had imagined.  And its been humbling. I’d forgotten how little I knew when the journey began. Looking at my early work was painful. The toughest part has been avoiding the temptation to get side tracked by seeing unrelated images with new eyes and wanting to re imagine and re edit them.

This image isn’t part of the retrospective I’m creating. But I couldn’t stay on track and let it be. Seeing it anew, I saw what I didn’t when I made it. It’s very close to the soul of my work. Whatever it is the Muses intend for me, it looks a lot like this.

Evening Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 15 December 2012


Equipoise

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Cary Ballet Conservatory PTP YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix)  Rehearsal

Cary Arts Center 16 Dec. 2015

 


Jeweled Light

189 CBC VoSP Sat 2 PM

This is stage lighting and explains why I often use the same kind of light in studio portrait sessions. Mine came from a dealer of used movie lighting. Made in Hollywood, they are simple, rugged and reliable. They are hot lights with tungsten lamps so leather gloves are needed to move and adjust them. It is worth the extra time and trouble.

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


And Then It Snowed

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Evening Performance “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company Cary Arts Center 19 December 2015


Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy

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The painter in me is very glad I use a camera for a brush.

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


Clara’s Arabian Dance

193 CBC VoSP Sat 2 PM

It’s make believe but it’s believable. That is the magic of theater. And you’ll never be quite the same.

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