A Photographer's Coda

Deja Vu

Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #9

 

053 Ballet Sunday 3 PM

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


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #8

0255 Coppelia Sat 7 PM 0255

 “Coppelia Act III Waltz of the Hours”

Space & Tech Rehearsal – Cary Ballet Company 14 March 2015 Cary Arts Center


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #7

 

216 Ballet Sunday 3 PMSunday Matinee “Visions of Sugarplums” Cary Ballet Company 21 December 2014


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

0202 3D Sat 7 PM 0202

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

Cary Arts Center 14 March 2015


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #4

209 Ballet Sunday 3 PM

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


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #2

252 Saturday 6 PM Performance 1682

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


Deja Vu – Performance Portrait #3

321 United Saturday 6 PM 9117

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