Judy M. King

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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 show, 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.

Judy M. King
   
   
   
   
Priestess Spirit

Priestess Spirit
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (24" x 24")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (24" x 16")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Plexiglass (24" x 16")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (24" x 16")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (16" x 24")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (16" x 24")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Aluminum (24" x 16")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image on Plexiglass (33" x 12")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image Diptych on Plexiglass (33" x 12")

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
Post-Processed Digital Image Triptych on Plexiglass (32" x 16")

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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