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Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

‘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.

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

‘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, one of them seated.

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, and quickly moved to the side seated version.

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.

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.

Photograph of dancers at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth.

Thundering hooves : Norfolk 

This is an infrared photograph, so the colours are not what the eye sees, but I was more interested in trying to capture the spirit of the Cavalry. There are more images on the Cavalry slideshow in the portfolio section. I wanted to use Pritouritze Planinata singing Chant from the Thracian Plain as the soundtrack, because I think this ancient sound matches the primordial nature of soldier, horse, combat and loss. So if anyone knows of a suitably evocative alternative please let me know.

 

Photograph of a Ring Master at the Hippodrome Circus.

Salvatore Sambito

A delightful man and exciting performer as the Italian Aerialist.

Photograph of Salvatore Sambito at the Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth

Salvatore takes a great photograph.

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