Geraldine Lamanna – Powder Dance (Photoshoots I’ve loved #19)

I’ve been so behind on my blogging schedule at the moment, I’ve been so busy. *Regularly scheduled posting will resume shortly* (haha). Anyway, apologies and bad jokes aside, this week I’m going to talk about “Powder Dance” by Geraldine Lamanna. This series of photographs is amazing. She photographed dancers and used powder to accentuate the power and movement of the dance itself. Lamanna coated a dance instructor and her students with powder and let them show their moves to the camera. The resulting photographs are supposed to show “echoes” of movement. Compositionally, these photographs are perfect, the composition draws you in to the middle of the frame, to the dancer’s face. The lighting is great, spotlights illuminate the dancers and the powder separately so the viewer can see both equally well.ImageImageImageImageImage

What do you think of these?

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Photoshoots I’ve loved #16

This week it’s Janne Parviainen’s images of rooms light-painted (is that even a word? Let me know in the comments…) with one LED light. These are amazing, they are all done in-camera, with no post-processing at all. Doing what he calls “Light typography”, he traces over the room’s surfaces with an LED while the camera’s shutter is open (which is what light painting is, essentially ;)). This images wouldn’t look out of place in the Tron universe.

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What do you think of them? Are they too much work for the result they give?

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