A dancer is told that her photos will be shown in a police station holding cell, given the instructions to pose for a passport photo, and then asked to turn around sixty times. The instructions call for a neutral face, but difficult emotions seem to show. If the usual cues of context, voice, and conversation are absent, what can we know about her?
24 x 24cm prints, arranged in a line around a police station holding cell in Deptford, UK. Thanks to Alexandra Pholien.
Dancers eye the camera, turn, return, restore the glance, and turn again. They begin with a neutral face, then subtle emotions show—or do they? As they turn away, we are denied the luxury of scrutiny.
Winner of the 2016 Sproxton Photography Award.
Three very-slow motion videos of nine dancers making fleeting eye contact. Three 32" screens, 2-1/2 minutes duration.
Two origami patterns of ballet dancer Hayley Walker, sequence of a turn. 65cm x 65cm Dibond panels.