Life Force

 
I like the luxury of lingering over fleeting movement. My camera gives me that super power when I slow its shutter speed. In this portfolio, you'll see active acrobats, dancers, and jumpers with fresh eyes. Their life force is obvious.              Thanks to the magic of the zooming technique, I can force life into empty shoes, make the sound of a tuba visible, and morph a woman into a spirit-world leader. Panning stills an arm in a whirlwind of movement. Intentional camera motion transforms a stationary and sober server into a staggering drunk.

Let the life force be with you.





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Priestess Spirit

Priestess Spirit

(Spirit Processional Series)
Priestess Spirit
A majestic woman presides over the spirit world and determines the fate of souls. Who gives you feedback?

This photo is part of my Spirit Processional series shot during the Day of the Dead holiday. It represents the spirit domain, detectable when the veil between our world and theirs becomes thin.





 
 
Tormented Soul

Tormented Soul

(Spirit Processional Series)
Tormented Soul
This photo is part of my Spirit Processional series shot during the Day of the Dead holiday. It represents the spirit domain, detectable when the veil between our world and theirs becomes thin.





 
 
Golden Girl Spirit

Golden Girl Spirit

(Spirit Processional Series)
Golden Girl Spirit
This photo is part of my Spirit Processional series shot during the Day of the Dead holiday. It represents the spirit domain, detectable when the veil between our world and theirs becomes thin.





 
 
Saved or Not?

Saved or Not?

(Spirit Processional Series)
Saved or Not?
This photo is part of my Spirit Processional series shot during the Day of the Dead holiday. It represents the spirit domain, detectable when the veil between our world and theirs becomes thin.





 
 
Tuba Blast

Tuba Blast

(Spirit Processional Series)
Tuba Blast
The puff-cheeked tuba player provides some wake-the-dead music and brightens up the dimly lit spirit world. Doesn't the sound blast seem visible? How do you contribute?

This photo is part of my Spirit Processional series shot during the Day of the Dead holiday. It represents the spirit domain, detectable when the veil between our world and theirs becomes thin.





 
 
Ebbing Away

Ebbing Away


Ebbing Away
Languishing before death, the energy of crucified Jesus ebbs away. When have you given your all?





 
 
Fancy Shawl Dancer

Fancy Shawl Dancer


Fancy Shawl Dancer
This focused Native American dancer spins swiftly. The ribbon fringe of her fancy shawl sweeps around her like the plumage of a great yellow bird. What beauty surrounds you?





 
 
Dance of the Golden Veil

Dance of the Golden Veil


Dance of the Golden Veil
This challenging image tests your ability to see. Forget flying carpets. A flying veil of spun gold encircles this belly dancer. By tracking it, the camera makes her hand look sharply focused as it sets the veil in motion. Whirling at a different speed, her kohl-black braids are a bit blurred. What gives you momentum?





 
 
Dance Trance

Dance Trance


Dance Trance
Movement is a form of meditation. With eyes closed in bliss, this sunlit belly dancer is in the zone. She fashions a lovely S-curve from her fluttering veils. Can you remember intuitively creating something?





 
 
Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy


Jumping for Joy
Wearing a tutu, the trampoline jumper grins as she bounces before a color-coordinated cityscape. When was the last time your inner child had this much fun?





 
 
Boogie Shoes

Boogie Shoes


Boogie Shoes
Made of rope light, these electric blue heels beg for the zoom technique. Strands of beads or jewels seem to radiate from them. Can't you imagine tripping the light fantastic in these babies?





 
 
Life Has Its Ups and Downs

Life Has Its Ups and Downs


Life Has Its Ups and Downs
With the help of a trampoline, the bungee jumper breaks away from the pull of gravity. After a daring flip, she falls back to earth. Her adventure represents the reversals of life. Have you had peak and valley experiences?





              
 
Getting Through

Getting Through


Getting Through
Two male Chinese acrobats hop through hoops. On the left, the younger performer springs backward without even a glance. On the right, the older performer splays his legs for a safe landing. Do you get through life with confidence or with fear?





 
 
Drink, Drank, Drunk

Drink, Drank, Drunk


Drink, Drank, Drunk
In this progression, we see the same curvaceous server with her tray of fast food. Is she getting more and more drunk or are we? Are we aware of any distortion in our worldviews?





 
 
 
 
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