This series looks at assertive reactions to things not being what they should be. Borrowing from Magritte, an amgiguous white sphere appears in rooms, public spaces, and nature. People are confronted with the object, but react with wariness, contemplation, and resistance.
Thanks to dancer Alexandra Pholien.
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.