FREEDOM DANCE SERIES PROJECT ARTIST STATEMENT
An appreciation of the joy of movement and contemplation of the concept of freedom is what I hope these images evoke in the viewer. These photographs were made pre-pandemic. They have since taken on a deeper meaning in their symbolic depiction of lost freedoms in light of the pandemic's resulting global restrictions on personal choice and physical movement.
After I styled and directed the professional dancers regarding the initial concept for movement and composition, we collaborated during the shoot. Their seemingly effortless dance movements require extraordinary skill and strength developed over a lifetime of practice. During post-processing, I wanted to interpret the digital images further to depart from the color originals, utilizing the benefit of extensive digital retouching and rendering them classic black and white. I worked on this series in New York City with professional dancers Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kevin Cosculluela, Jackie Nowicki, Amelia Sturt Dilley, and Deijah Robinson .at Lois Greenfield's studio using a Hasselblad 500cm and Leaf digital back.
Available in sizes up to 40 x 40. Freedom Dance Series photographs are printed on premium canvas with a beautifully textured surface. The print surface is varnished and is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant. The cotton-poly blend is very stable and incredibly strong. The premium-wood, 1.5" deep stretcher bars are knot-free, straight and beveled for minimal contact with the canvas. All pieces are gallery wrapped and stapled on the back for an elegant finish and shipped ready to hang. Wood is sourced only from managed forests. Shipping available within the continental United States only. POR.