ConfiDance Performance and Photo Impressionsm

I shot a series if photo Impressionism style pictures during a recent sold out performance of ConfiDance at the Surrey Art Center, Saturday, August 5th. The performance is can be described as contemporary dance fusion. Charismatic artistic director and choreographer Shiamak Davar, re-interprets many dance styles and including popular contemporary dance. Bollywood, African Dance, Tango, Bollywood, Ballet, Bhangra, Las Vegas, Busby Berlkley, West Side Story, Hip Hop, and Jazz Dance are just some of the influences that echo through this performance.

Grass Dancer

“Grass Dancer” was photographed using deliberate motion blur. This technique produces images that can be compared to those of the Impressionist Painters. The goal is to capture the light and movement around a subject, rather than the subject itself. The resulting image is more ethereal than literal.  Some other pictures from this “Tribal” series of …

Impressionist Photography Series

I am working on updating my Impressionist photography series.  These latest photos were taken near the Spirit Garden in South Surrey. The picture below is a different version of the same ornamental grass.  I use a slow shutter speed and intentional camera motion to create these Impressionist photographs.

“Carry the Flag,” Impressionist Photograph

“Carry the Flag,” is one in a series of Impressionist Photographs taken at the Vancouver Chinese New Year parade in 2014 and 2015. These photographs capture the spirit, movement, color and energy of the event in a way that can be more “truthful,” than conventional photography. “Chinese Parade,” another photograph from this series is currently on display at the Visual Space Gallery, RED Show that runs March 8 -22, 2015.

Cadets on Parade

“Cadets On Parade,” is on of a series of motion blur photographs of the Chinese New Year Parade,  in Vancouver, 2014.  This impressionist photograph combines soft linear elements with the striking white strong curves of the Cadet’s uniform sashes.  There is enough detail for immediate recognition and the motion blur pushes the picture toward abstraction.

Gold Flow, Abstract Photograph

“Gold Flow,” is one in a series of twelve abstract photographs based on botanical subjects. These photographs were on display at Laura’s Coffee Corner in White Rock during the months of August through September, 2014. The painterly qualities of this series of photos is best viewed when prints are reproduced at a larger scale (3 by 5 …