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.

             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?
            
 
 
 
 
 
             Priestess Spirit

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.
             Tuba Blast

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.
            
 
 
 
 
 
  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


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


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


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?
 
 
 
 
 
 
             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


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


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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