recently i've started a series i'm going to continue which is heavily inspired by the work of the artist Robert Longo. as a youngster, i was enthralled by his figure work. the idea is simple, to capture action. over the last few weeks, i've photographed a few friends in the studio while having them jump and twist and twirl. i've even thrown tennis balls at them in order to capture a less aware pose. when i process these photos and take the subject out of the original context, they appear to be dancing; i like this effect a lot. i have appointments with more folks to photograph them in this manner. i am excited about this series and look forward to expanding and evolving it.

these are presented in the order in which i shot them. by the fourth model, i began taking the frames off and allowing the forms to overlap into the space of the neighboring photo and still breaking free from the canvas along the edges.

these are large, and i hope, eventually, to print them. my next model is a woman. i'm looking forward to those result. this has been one of those projects that turned out exactly as i conceptualized. now i'm looking forward to the evolution and continuation. i have an idea for the use of rope around their waists. when they jump, i'll have someone tug the rope to get an even less aware pose! now i'm on the search for an adventurous model!

thank you