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Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

Part of a continuing back stage study of the fabulous Hippodrome Circus.

‘Ribbons’

The dancers only had a limited amount of time available for me to photograph them. The Dance Captain, Tamara Bustos told me the best time was just before the interval.

Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

I’m not good at arranging subjects into interesting arrangements. Fortunately with dancers you don’t have to bother, they take care of themselves.

Colour photograph of dancers and ribbons at the Hippodrome Circus.

I didn’t realise how provocative this photograph would look.

Christine Keeler was on the television in her famous chair photograph, so I thought I’d try that pose.
I took one shot, thought ‘good grief’, and quickly moved to the side seated version.

Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth one of them seated.

There was hardly a photograph that didn’t work form this hurried portrait session. 
The dancers were real professionals.

Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

‘Friends’

The dancers always seemed to fall into elegant compositions.

Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.
Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

There is so much atmosphere in the Hippodrome it’s difficult to know when to stop with your interpretation of a portrait.
I did wonder if I was making these images too dark.

Salvatore Sambito

A delightful man and exciting performer as the Italian Aerialist.

Photograph of a Ring Master at the Hippodrome Circus.

Salvatore takes a great photograph.

Photograph of Salvatore Sambito at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth

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