As the amount of video work I was responsible for grew, I transitioned from using a tape based camera to using a DSLR camera. While this certainly created new challenges, it also gave my video work more of the visual feel that I was looking for. I was also eager to use the camera for more traditional photography, and as a tool to document the work that as a part of in my professional and artistic endeavors. Here you'll find four examples: Bound | Flow, Circus, The Latham House, and Keene State College.
Bound | Flow is a series of photos from the final session in an eight week collaborative exploration of dance, movement, sound and resonance. Emily Sweeney, of perpetual mvmt<>snd, organized this series where dancers were invited to participate both in the intellectual and physical exploration of dance as a medium of communication between dancers. Dancers participated in exploratory sessions where the scored improvisational dance served as a loose structure for developing relationship and meaning out of movement. This photo series captured the final movement session that the dancers would share.
Circus features several of the graduates of the Intensives program from the New England Center for the Circus Arts. During their ten month training program, students focus on a developing acts for two separate apparatus, as well as cultivating a general competency on many of the traditional circus apparatus. In the past year I've had the good fortune of working with, and photographing: Eileen Little, founder of the Fight or Flight Aerial Theatre Company and ASU Alum; Lauren Breunig, who is currently continuing on NECCA in the Professional Track program, teaching circus to children, and performing with the Windborne Trio; Shannon McKenna, who is also continuing at NECCA in the Professional Track program; and T Lawrence-Simon, an accomplished aerialist performer, instructor, and costume designer.
As a transition away from human subjects, the Latham House is a series from a traditional New England home. Built in the early 1800s, this traditional New England farm house offers a unique glimpse into the history of homes and families in Vermont.
Finally, the series Keene State College aims to capture some of the more elusive elements on a college campus. While colleges are typically recognized for their traditional organizational elements, it's more difficult to capture the essence of a campus in terms of texture and color. This set attempts to capture that feeling with a small sample of visual elements from across the campus.