When I photograph dance, I am not looking for a moment that will “wow” the audience only. I want to photograph moments that the dancers can look at and feel accomplished, moved, and pleased. For me, the dancers come before anything else when I photograph movement.
I’ve been photographing dance since 2005 and I don’t intend on stopping. I’ve been trained in photographic film processing with analog cameras, but I work entirely digitally now. Currently, however, I need a new lens for my Canon and have slowed down considerably. My photos are 100% unaltered and unfiltered; I try my hardest to capture the purest movement without digital editing afterwards. I work exclusively in rehearsals and performance settings; no posing, no studios, just the dancers in the moment.
For further contact on my photography, please send a message: jmariamacfarlane [at] yahoo [dot] com
Below is a link for my work while at Texas State University. A full flickr account with my extended work will be published later.