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Grace Under Pressure

In Performing Art on January 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

Spontaneity pays off for Jordan Matter and his dancers. His photo project, Dancers Among Us, leverages the stark contrast between the dancers’ extreme athleticism and everyday situations and people in New York City. The project is ongoing and the “making of” video above is fascinating. I wouldn’t kick him out of my fountain! Find out more about Matter’s work at his site.

Hat tip to SwissMiss blog.



In Visual Art on September 22, 2009 at 1:16 am
White Pumpkins

White Pumpkins

Or is it Fall? I have been having a lot of fun with the iPhone 3GS camera and have been snapping like a madwoman. Aside from all the kicks from the filters and effects apps, the straight pictures have been coming out quite nice for a phone camera. Take a look and see what you think and feel free to comment here. Don’t worry, my ego can take the criticism!

Check out the photostream here.

Sika: The Colors of Cote D’Ivoire

In Visual Art on May 29, 2009 at 2:30 am


Impossibly saturated colors and vibrant, staged scenes are Cote D’Ivoire photographer Paul Sika’s trademark in this particular shoot. Sika is primarily an advertising and fashion photographer. More information on this shoot can be found at Feature Shoot – the images are nearly blinding in their beauty.

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Stairways To Heaven

In Building & Design Art on May 16, 2009 at 2:17 am

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Lovely stairs, images taken by various artists at FivePrime, showing sculptural tendencies and begging you to climb (or descend).

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More Dancers At Large

In Performing Art, Visual Art on April 23, 2009 at 12:40 am


I am very taken with photographs of dancers in urban settings, apparently. I stumbled on a site owned by Richard Calmes, a photographer that truly appreciates human form. From his site:

Richard Calmes became a dance photographer as a result of his initially being an artist, an architect, and an athlete as well as a husband and father. All of these identities have come together in his life preparing him to capture “bursts of beauty” with a depth of understanding.

His gallery, Beautiful Dancers on the Town is a collection of images of graceful dancers amid urban edginess. One might even use the term “juxtaposition”, if one were looking for SAT-caliber descriptives.

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Ballerinas In Still Frame

In Visual Art on April 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I stumbled across some beautiful photographs by Dane Shitagi of ballerinas in New York City. Not in the usual context, these photos use outdoor situations. You can find the collection from his project here.
Hat tip to Dancing Perfectly Free.