Jay Maisel has been credited with saying “Light, color, gesture: pick 2” as ingredients for a successful image.
Sometimes, however, one of these is so dominant as to render the others, well, like the backup band for Adele. Except there’s only the piano player. He’s good. Really good. Now back to Adele.
This image is definitely all about gesture. Light plays a role (the piano player in this case), but Natalie doing a straddle into the upper atmosphere of the studio where the thin air lies, while Larris folds himself in half below, is what this image is about.
I see a fine art book project coming our of this shoot at Jacksonville Center of the Arts. The dancers were incredible and we got plenty of gesture, as you can see.
More to come.