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Performance: theatre, music and dance

My photographs of live music and dance performance speak not only to the sound and mood of the performance, but also to the human qualities inherent within them – the tensions and pressures; the moments of stillness and ecstasy; the exhilaration of an appreciative audience; the exultation and excitation; the trance.

I strive to find the little moments within a performance, compressing them into the viewfinder, so that the lasting images evoke a continuum of the energy, the rhythm and the sound. Many of my images embody a resting place within the performance that remains suspended, unresolved; snap-frozen within a chord, a guitar riff, a hip swirl, a gesture.

As a theatre photographer, I document actors changing from themselves into a character. I find this transformative process fascinating – moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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