ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints; 8″ x 12″
Series of 12 images
I wanted to capture the essence of dance without depicting a typical staged scenario. Therefore, I went back to the basics. To dance is to complete a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music. The connection between movement and music is counting the beats. In my photos, I used found numbers to illustrate the act of counting out beats. Usually, the dancing and music is counted in series of four or eight, which is why I chose to show one through eight. Besides the rhythm, dance is very much movement based. There is a certain connection between a dancer’s body and the surroundings. To show this, I pictured the floor, a dancer’s feet, a dancer’s hair in a bun, and stage lights. A dancer is connected to the floor through her feet, and the movement and feeling continues through her body, beyond her head, and into the atmosphere.