Visualising the senses…
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“As visual artists, we explore various concepts when creating our work. How do we paint the colour of sadness or sounds? What colour is the taste of honey or the smell of freshly baked bread? How do we express the feeling of silk on skin or a nettle sting. And for me – how do I visualise the energy of movement in a still image (a theme explored in the early 1900’s by Boccioni of the ‘Futurist’ art movement and by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the 1870’s). Photography is spontaneous and in 1965 I took my first ‘movement’ photograph in black & white of a swirling Flamenco dancer. I was so fascinated by the image that this theme has stayed with me ever since and fifty years later I am still photographing movement!Now, using computer software, I have combined five photographstogether to produce an image of consecutive movements that portray the emotion, expression and joy of ballet.
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