March 26th 1018
Thirty Second Slam
All the photographs were taken without red-eye correction or adjusted aperture, while the action was non stop and full speed for several hours. The lighting was bright and sometimes flooded faces. No zoom either, so I did my best without photo-shop to crop, darken or lighten where necessary. Though I could not use stop action speeds, I actually love the effect of gestures and their ghosts. I am at fault for not being able to set up before hand, but it was a last minute decision to stay after my regular Monday two hour writing group sponsored by The Creative Center for Arts in Health care. I was most grateful to witness, inspired and moved by the many talented and impassioned participants. I did not take notes so I'm contacting the two performers I did connect with in order to identify as many of the people appearing in these photographs as possible and will come back to this post and update with what I learn. There were many performers I was unable to shoot and I do regret that. I will simply number the shots in the order I took them.
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