It’s hard to convey in a still image the feeling or atmosphere at a particular event. the shot below is purely random, I can’t remember taking it but it conveys the atmosphere created at Disco Kid, one of my biggest dance conventions in Blackpool Ballroom. I just like the feel, the dancers oblivious to the camera, judges all dressed up, A haze caught in the higher levels of the balconies, the spotlights shining.
‘Is it the technical side that you like or is there something more?’ A simple question but one that hit home. I guess that’s why I’m on the course to find that something more…..
‘To enter a wood is to pass into a different world in which we ourselves are transformed.’
“A movie director can manipulate time as a painter can manipulate the confluence of the events he depicts. Not so the still photographer. The only decision he can take is as regards the moment he chooses to isolate. This apparent limitation gives the photograph its unique power” (Berger and Dyer, 2001: 293)
Just a feeling, it’s temporary i know but it was with me all day yesterday. Twelve weeks since lockdown and it finally got to me. Today will be different, the new studio is coming on leaps and bounds, new camera arriving and lots of positives around. When it’s like this, it’s sometimes difficult to remember what you do have rather than what you do not.
This blog was created for a specific reason and will be used to document my new journey in conjunction with Falmouth University. Jumped clean out of my comfort zone as I tend to do. Hope you enjoy the journey.
This is my new blog site, let’s see how it goes