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Amber in Movement – Tamra Henna

(video) “an escape to sanity” as I like to say – and mean… special thanks to amber ever again for having trusted my sometimes flimsy canvas. “ARTICULATE. your moment for more than an instant.” – Bildgestaltung, Photo Design, Dance Photography, Foto Doku., Bühnenfotografie, Produktionsbegleitung > ARTICULATE.iAntonio.com/

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Lydia in Movement – Tomorrow

(video) dedicated to my mother – this rendition of feeling, elegant in its trueness and simplicity .. conversing with the art and language of dance, has for a long time been for me an escape to sanity. special thanks to lydia for trusting my canvas and lending me a glimpse – and to all of those have in their own ways, helped me to inhabit this veritable sanctuary… ARTICULATE. your moment for more than an instant.” Bildgestaltung, Photo Design, Dance Photography, Foto Doku., Bühnenfotografie, Produktionsbegleitung > ARTICULATE.iAntonio.com/

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camera obscura to kharamana

documentation : 26.3.2017 – this simple documentary format attempts to convey more of the dancer’s personality. Functionally, the video was made for other purposes and for dancers who know. A brief departure from the otherwise common full-height capture offers its own unique rewards, making it all more about the person and less about space and props. Finally rendered in old style, the normal viewer gets a chance to enjoy the gift of imagination.

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Flora-Flora & AL

this still unfolding preoccupation has developed whereas, now not only do I find myself more receptive to light and movement, but also enjoying the almost cathartic experience of albeit light conversations on the histories that inspire these arts.

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intent

reflections on shooting stage – it’s almost impossible to document without bias, as everything presentational is to varying degrees influenced by idiosyncrasy – i tend to believe therefore that trusting in the medium could very well be about as wise as trusting in the inherent truthfulness of the written word.

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artifice

If creating an artifice though interesting brings no particular value and is essentially unimportant, and documentation is a truthful depiction or accurate copy of a place, then where exactly does whose artistic interpretation begin, with choice of a pencil over a pen or a brush over an iPhone? How to strike balance between the truthful objectivity of documentation and the inherently biased orchestration of art in imagery? Is all photography fiction – death of a moment in that it captures one that no longer exists?

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balance

one shooter’s experience of dance photography in berlin – portrait still unstill – i think it’s always better to know a person or character before one can reasonably expect them, as subject, to really show something of their souls, or at least that of ‘what’ they seek to articulate. what less than collective meaning making will do?

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dragon shoot – first retrospective

Everything ran relatively smoothly – generally as planned, however the “artful perfectionist” in me wonders how I will truly document the event that was. All things considered, I shall call it what it is and write it off as a relatively successful first attempt. What Went Right As mentioned in the first post both characters…

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dragon shoot

Dragon Shoot Done: it took place on August 21, 2016. First and foremost I’d like to extend a world of gratitude to everyone who helped to make it happen. Approach: Instead of simply asking dancers to put on their best face for the shoot, each was assigned a character to portray.

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EMA Project 003 – spring 2016

Finally the second has arrived “EMA X-phase 2” as I like to call it, and the selected images are on the wall to show for it. Many people have asked why I go through the trouble, but it is still a kind of volunteered slavery – a term I picked up from this guy’s jazz,…

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mokkabar berlin – any given sunday

  There’s not much more to it, the jam is jazzy and I’m royal blue. At least I got a spot close to the music. Oh joy silver traps in the house tonight, two saxes a vibraphone and a base – and look the congas in cream just walked in. 20-3-16. >> featured image –…

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a bitter sweet thing – part 1

most everything a dancer does is beautiful. a more interesting challenge i find, is in choosing the best frames for the meaning the dancer attempts to convey – in quick sequence and moody lights – and in balancing that with being true to the scene as i see it. a final image works for me…

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EMA Project 003 – EXHIBITION 1

  Deutsche Fassung Die hier gezeigten Bilder repräsentieren die ersten Ergebnisse einer Teamarbeit: verschiedene Individuen zusammenarbeitend innerhalb eines einzigen kreativen Raumes. Die Geschichte versucht einen lebendigen Prozess zusammenzufassen, zu dokumentieren, zu beschreiben und bietet einen Einblick wie eine Denkschule des prächtigen Ausdrucks sich entwickelt und entfaltet. Es wird auf die unmaskierten Persönlichkeiten verwiesen, auf Beziehungen – und zelebriert liebevoll die Unterschiede der verschiedenen Ansätze des künstlerischen Ausdrucks. Es unterstützt den Gedanken, dass Lernen auch in einem wenig strengen, dynamischen Prozess möglich ist und zu konkreten Resultaten mit kollektiver Bedeutung führen kann. Dieser Versuch stellt weder einen neuen Leitgedanken, eine neue Methodik oder eine neue Technik dar, noch sollte „irgendetwas“ ausgeschlossen…

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three fears

i have three fears. the first is of political non-participation, an apathy which grows on its own lack and prevalence gleans, even within a just society of clear and present democratic means. i fear the ignorant mass – the horde of would be non-affected, afflicted – grave, in sparkly emperor’s garbs that the piper man…

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to the ashes

do we compete for the deeper depression because we sense a certain safety in just being, – an ever smaller bit of ash? or do we pursue the bigger better braver stronger, blazing phoenix in two weeks? still how long can feathered bird though phoenix only rise – flee, onward upward from the heat of its own being? to the ashes.

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like night is day

image – a park in europe’s capital refugee crisis Sad that brothers in faith might not be seen enough to be helping said brothers in crisis. Sad that it took the image of that little boy on the beach to open able hands and hearts and minds. Sad that the land of the free’s all…

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let *art be free

“The Hatter’s farts were arts in parts where farts were arts to them. Then the proud farts became loud farts and were just farts again.” My brother’s response to “like anxiety” and the rather fun question on art vs. kitsch.  

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EMA 003 for the Show

Good Luck for the Show! I’d like to also take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to all the participants, for helping to make the recent photo-shoot project a success. It was tiny in comparison to this, “Alice in Wonderland”, but I look forward to catching some moments there too. And I’m sure I speak…

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EMA Project 003 – FRAMEWORK

TEILNEHMER – Aktuelle und / oder ehemalige Business-English-Kursteilnehmer, die auch geübte Enthusiasten der Fotografie sind (Projekt-Team) – Hintergrund. Künstler des orientalischen Tanzes (Subjekte) – Hayalina Dance Ensemble, HAYAL – OrientalMoves | Zentrum für orientalischen Tanz. PARTICIPANTS – Past or present Business-English class participants, who are practiced enthusiasts of photography (project-team) – background here. Performing artists of Oriental-dance (subjects) – Hayalina Dance Ensemble, in association with HAYAL – OrientalMoves | Zentrum für orientalischen Tanz. DELIVERABLES – 10 usable images for each subject for personal-promotion. Active enthusiastic exchange of pre- and post-processing techniques among the project-team in ALE. OTHER DESIRED OUTCOMES – Task-based language practice in collaboration and creation of ‘objects of shared value’. Vocabulary building and activation through strong positive and memorable associations. Sustainable language acquisition through expressed common interests, and relationship building. Pre and Post-processing dialogue – Prior to the shoot, the photo-team was introduced to well-established photography related theory / concepts published in English. The concepts were summarized into two page excerpts and were meant to function merely as an introductory guide. The material explored notions of: Gestalt perception, Balance, Dynamic Tension, Motion, Rhythm, Moment, Anticipation, Key, and Colour, and the intention was / is to enter into conversation with these ideas, before and after the shoot. They should enrich the ensuing dialog, and help to justify decisions made at pre and post-processing stages. Additional Final-images – each photographer pursues capturing and being able to articulate his or her choices within the contexts of: Drama | Movement | Moment | Anticipation | Ambiguity | Tension | Performers’-expressed needs, In: (1) Black & White, (2) Low-key, (3) High-key (4) Neutral / clean, (6) “Action-portrait” (7) With a creative edit with a signature effect.

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EMA Project 003 – UNFOLDS

Who knows how much I’m still being influenced by the idea of dynamic-stability put to me at Lancaster, the constructivist paradigm, notions of a certain democratic ideal; a fascination with relationships that define whole systems from within, wastes and values, art and kitsch – my flower-fetish, words and expression, or plain and simple, down and…

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EMA Project 003 – INTRO

EMA-Project-003 is a photography project, where non-native speakers – past and present Business-English class participants; get to practice through collaboration in English. We attempt interpret and apply a set of art and other photography related theory to the images we produce.

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thieves of person

Who owns your digital identity? If memories are what we are made of, the stuff that makes us who we are and gives meaning to the all the things we hold dear – as our digital selves emerge and find legs and hands and wings, where will we wake up to find ourselves after we’ve given so much of it to Facebook, Google, Telecom providers, and all the cool connected gadgets and click-services that never forget? Google is what it is but it is not the internet Who would seek to [own] our digital-selves before we even recognise our own ‘click-footprint’, as that which fundamentally shapes to our digital-identity? This is neither a call…

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