Magda Indigo photography

+ BALLET and DANCERS

THE DREAM DANCER…
TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR..
BATTLE OF THE SEXES…
THE SURRENDER...
THE FLIP...
STUDIO FUN...
TRUST...
DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...
DRAMATIC...
STATUESQUE...
LE CYGNE...
SUPERWOMAN...
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, or the shadowdancer...
DEFINITION...
THE SHADOW DANCERS...
THE DREAM DANCERS...
ABSORBED…
FLAMENCO SWIRL
THE LAST REHEARSAL, IWD...
END OF THE SESSION, IWD...
THE DREAM DANCER...
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, the shadowdancer...

THE DREAM DANCER…

#abfav_monochrome Christian Dedeene, he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Béjart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. Thanx Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. In collaboration with Paul Indigo​ This is the result of having a professional ballet dancers in the studio, up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture the graceful, often powerful movement and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... not as many now seem to think; just using FLASH! Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view on Black For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR..

I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? Now, THIS is a REAL strobe image.The lighting technique I was using was in complete darkness, euuuhhh, which was a bit of a problem for him, however after a couple of tries, he succeeded.This is the result: NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. NO room for mistake. I asked him to make a beautiful movement, fascinated as I am by trying to capture the emotion of motion in camera. What I didn't know is that dancers need a point to fix on at each turn, to remain and land on the same spot. A very strong, lean and dynamic man, a joy to watch the human body at work. Christian Dedeene was a solo dancer for 5 years with Maurice Béjart. Most of the ballet terms are in French. I always thought this was a pirouette... but no, it is a triple tour en l'air. Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step. lt is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi-pliÈ, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple according to the ability of the dancer. The arms assist and the head must spot as in pirouettes. Tour en l'air may also be finished in various poses such as attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee. It may also be done in a series THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO Maurice Béjart., founder of the 'Ballet du XXe Siècle, a superb choreographer (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/23/db2301.xml) Thank you, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BATTLE OF THE SEXES…

AB FAV… Personal faves. Who will win? Will she with her charm? Will he with his strength? They are balancing on the barre while I was balancing the lighting. We had a good laugh, so we all won, lol... thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SURRENDER...

ALL IMAGES FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! From the seies: THE PERFORMERS. This is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in their dance, studio, who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? These two are super-toned performers. I salute them. They are balancing on the barre while I was balancing the lighting. View On Black thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved ballet,ballerina, dancer,male,female,colour,dance studio, portrait, studio, lighting, black background, square,Hasselblad ,magda indigo

THE FLIP...

MY BIT OF FUN FOR TODAY... These two are supertoned performers as well as two extremely kind people. He was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Bejart. This is a figure straight from that school. This is a typical Maurice Bejart movement. Strong and bold, tough on the dancers. Beautiful to watch. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. I salute them. I felt like some 'fun' today... I've been DISLIKED so many times today AGAIN... it is FUNNY! LOL. I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo Thanx, hihi, Magda (~_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STUDIO FUN...

Whilst waiting for the set-up of another ballet figure, these guys keep warm and busy. He picked her up and twisted her around, it never seizes to amaze me how strong he is and how trusting and agile she is. They have to like and trust each other implicitly! Next I’ll post the ‘proper’, finished and polished image. Hope you find this interesting, a 'behind the scenes' view of studio-life... I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo Have a fun day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRUST...

This is all about focus, waiting and making sure you push the shutter at the right time. Oke he is strong and she trusts him implicitly, but you do have to consider them so that they don't have to do it over too many times or hold this position for too long. So it's all about trust from everybody's point of view. Again I used more dramatic (stage)light which gave him a bit of a devilish look! I'm afraid I do not know what this ballet figure is called. The previous shot is the studio... I AM FEATURED HERE NOW, NEW: www.paranoias.org/2012/01/flower-photography-by-magda-indigo Have a great day and thanx for viewing and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE with ME...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For the 'Romantic' season... This is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (he was for 6 years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart ballet of the 20th Century Co, she has her own school), who are up for a challenge and something different... Again... FUSION... I salute them as disciplined, dedicated and kind people and also as athletes, who shared my vision that day! Hasselblad. Lens:Carl Zeiss 80mm. Two softboxes. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAMATIC...

It is so wonderful to work with these pro's. It is perfectly normal to them to just hold a pose. This image is composed in camera, no cropping, this is what I wanted. I liked the dramatic lighting so much I asked for a few more poses. As this is not a kind of light you can use much since it is so theatrical and for portraiture often too unflattering, I took advantage of this perfect opportunity. Hope you like... Thanx , Magda. (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STATUESQUE...

This is the culmination of two 'artists' being able to understand each other and fill each others 'needs'. A wonderful feeling forever, she was a great ballerina to have in the studio, we went away both very happy and satisfied... Have a great day and thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE CYGNE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44-5M4e9nI Le Cygne, or The Swan, is the thirteenth movement of The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-SaÎns. Le cygne is often refered to as The Dying Swan, made famous and 'interpreted' like this by Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. This piece features a solo cello (my favourite instrument) in tenor key (clef) and two pianos. I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson WellesSo, I'm always on the quest for new things... had this idea of 'merging' two images (both taken on Hasselblad) in the 'magical' digital darkroom that photoshop can be... does not often happen!I'm sure you'll let me know what you think? Have a lovely day, thanx for your time and comments, ALWAYS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUPERWOMAN...

Having some fun! Port de Bras. A generic term for a group of exercises designed to make the arms move gracefully. The term also refers to any specific movement of the arms. 't is so wonderful to work with these pro's. It is perfectly normal to them to just hold a pose. This image is composed in camera, no cropping, this is what I wanted. I liked the dramatic lighting so much I asked for a few more poses. As this is not a kind of light you can use much since it is so theatrical and for portraiture often too unflattering, I took advantage of this perfect opportunity. Hope you like... Thanx , Magda. (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, or the shadowdancer...

A PROPER STROBE PHOTO! MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Those 2 ballet dancers (he is Christian Dedeene, he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. She has her own Ballet school, Rose d'Ivry in Ostend) are true professionals, otherwise I would not have been able to use this technique, ONE take...no PS! FILM! This is the result of having those 2 wonderful ballet dancers in your studio, who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. A bit of lateral thinking of what 'action' can all mean in photography, given the nature of the beast. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... not just using 'flash' as many seem to think. As always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DEFINITION...

CHRISTIAN DEDEENE... THE BALLET DANCER... Still one of my favourite portraits. He was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Béjart . I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. After I'd seen him in action and done the 'dance photos', I asked him if he would pose for this portrait I had in my head. I know how these people work out day after day, I admired the definition in the muscle tones and tendons. The result is what I had imagined, the proud profile, the wild hair, and THE DEFINITION. I love dramatic lighting, especially for this kind of subject. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SHADOW DANCERS...

This is about the ballerina Carla Rabau now, very elegant and a strong disciplinarian, she has her own dance school, the image is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (Christian Dedeene was for a couple of years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart), who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. A bit of lateral thinking of what 'action' can all mean in photography, given the nature of the beast. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure. Strobing is NOT just a tiny flash on your camera! Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DREAM DANCERS...

This is the result of having 2 professional ballet dancers in your studio (Christian Dedeene was for a couple of years a solo dancer with the world renowned Maurice Bejart, Carla Rabau has her own dance school), who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. A bit of lateral thinking of what 'action' can all mean in photography, given the nature of the beast. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure. Strobing is NOT just a tiny flash on your camera! Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ABSORBED…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Street Artist. This young lady was brilliant, elegant, talented and gracious. The best I have ever seen. There were moments that she was lost in a world of her own, oblivious of the public... I found out that her name is Lisa Lottie. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLAMENCO SWIRL

#abfav_holidays_theme GRANADA, ANOTHER HOUR IN THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER... Often our holidays are combined with ‘work’…. We arrive at the Flamenco School on time after quite a treck through narrow steep winding streets, it says on the beautiful old door: Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas. It is too dark to photograph, we must hurry. We are led into a cellar-like row of vaulted small rooms, introduced to dancers, guitarists, singers... onto the small studio where the advanced dancers are already warming up. As in every dance studio, the performers are NOT wearing the 'stage' finery! But comfortable warm/cool clothing, also always lots of water bottles, it is very dehydrating exercise! One wall of a dance studio is always mirror. Paul and I look at each other and grin... interesting... the size of the room, the lights,the reflections... how are we going to keep OUT of the picture? The teacher comes in, he shows the ladies some steps, they follow, the floor starts to shake and 'thunder', it goes right through you! What an experience! The rhythm is wonderful, I see the important attention also on the hand-movements. The counting goes on, the clapping, the feet so fast. A guitar player comes in after a short break... a deep swallow of water and they're off again... It is a Bulería, which originated in Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din". It is the style which permits the greatest freedom for improvisation, the metre playing a crucial role in this. Speed and agility are required and total control of rhythm as well as strength in the feet which are used in intricate tapping with toe, heel and the ball of the foot. Paul and I are transfixed... then it is over... Silence, the smell of perspiration, the sounds reverberating, atremble still, our adrenaline still pumping... one young lady stays behind, slides down, takes off her dancing shoes, massages her feet, takes care of the blisters... A wan smile, we say good-bye and thank you, disappear into the night, silent and still very affected by the whole thing. Another unique experience! Thanks, hope you enjoy? M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LAST REHEARSAL, IWD...

International Women Day, 8 March.
Granada.
We arrive at the Flamenco School on time after quite a treck through narrow steep winding streets, it says on the beautiful old door: Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas. It is too dark to photograph, we must hurry. We are led into a cellar-like row of vaulted small rooms, introduced to dancers, guitarists, singers... onto the small studio where the advanced dancers are already warming up. As in every dance studio, the performers are NOT wearing the 'stage' finery! But comfortable warm'cool clothing, also always lots of water bottles, it is very dehydrating exercise! One wall of a dance studio is always mirror.
Paul and I look at each othe and grin... interesting... the size of the room, the lights,the eflections... how are we going to keep OUT of the picture?
The teacher comes in, he shows the ladies some steps, they follow, the floor starts to shake and 'thunder', it goes right through you! What an experience! The rhythm is wonderful, I see the important attention also on the hand-movements. The counting goes on, the clapping, the feet so fast.
A guitar player comes in after a short break... a deep swollow of water and they're off again...

It is a Bulería, which originated in Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din". It is the style which permits the greatest freedom for improvisation, the metre playing a crucial role in this. Speed and agility are required and total control of rhythm as well as strength in the feet which are used in intricate tapping with toe, heel and the ball of the foot.
Paul and I are transfixed... then it is over... Silence, the smell of persiration, the sounds reverberating, atremble still, our adrenaline still pumping... one young lady stays behind, slides down, takes off her dancing shoes, massages her feet, takes care of the blisters...
A wan smile, we say good-bye and thank you, dissapear into the night, silent and still very affected by the whole thing. Another unique experience!

FLAMENCO PASSION
Why not sit back, click through, put up the volume hear, see and feel this unique experience that we recorded and offer for your pleasure?

Thanks, hope you like? M, (*_*)

For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk

IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

END OF THE SESSION, IWD...

International Women Day, 8 March.
Granada.
We arrive at the Flamenco School on time after quite a treck through narrow steep winding streets, it says on the beautiful old door: Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas. It is too dark to photograph, we must hurry. We are led into a cellar-like row of vaulted small rooms, introduced to dancers, guitarists, singers... onto the small studio where the advanced dancers are already warming up. As in every dance studio, the performers are NOT wearing the 'stage' finery! But comfortable warm'cool clothing, also always lots of water bottles, it is very dehydrating exercise! One wall of a dance studio is always mirror.
Paul and I look at each othe and grin... interesting... the size of the room, the lights,the eflections... how are we going to keep OUT of the picture?
The teacher comes in, he shows the ladies some steps, they follow, the floor starts to shake and 'thunder', it goes right through you! What an experience! The rhythm is wonderful, I see the important attention also on the hand-movements. The counting goes on, the clapping, the feet so fast.
A guitar player comes in after a short break... a deep swollow of water and they're off again...

It is a Bulería, which originated in Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din". It is the style which permits the greatest freedom for improvisation, the metre playing a crucial role in this. Speed and agility are required and total control of rhythm as well as strength in the feet which are used in intricate tapping with toe, heel and the ball of the foot.
Paul and I are transfixed... then it is over... Silence, the smell of persiration, the sounds reverberating, atremble still, our adrenaline still pumping... one young lady stays behind, slides down, takes off her dancing shoes, massages her feet, takes care of the blisters...
A wan smile, we say good-bye and thank you, dissapear into the night, silent and still very affected by the whole thing. Another unique experience!

FLAMENCO PASSION
Why not sit back, click through, put up the volume hear, see and feel this unique experience that we recorded and offer for your pleasure?

Thanks, hope you like? M, (*_*)

For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk

IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DREAM DANCER...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Christian Dedeene, he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century 20th , Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. This is the result of having a professional ballet dancer in the studio, up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture the graceful, often powerful movement and action with such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Taken on Hasselblad and black &white film! Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... Not as many now seem to think, just using FLASH! Thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, the shadowdancer...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Those 2 ballet dancers (he is Christian Dedeene), he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. She has her own Ballet school, Rose d'Ivry in Ostend) are true professionals, otherwise I would not have been able to use this technique, ONE take...no PS! FILM! This is the result of having those 2 wonderful ballet dancers in your studio, who are up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture their graceful, often powerful movements and action in such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. A bit of lateral thinking of what 'action' can all mean in photography, given the 'still' nature of the beast. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. A PROPER STROBE PHOTO! Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... not just using 'flash' as many seem to think. So, Halloween is getting closer, BEWARE… As always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved