Part of a continuing back stage study of the fabulous Hippodrome Circus.
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.
I’m not good at arranging subjects into interesting arrangements. Fortunately with dancers you don’t have to bother, they take care of themselves.
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.
There was hardly a photograph that didn’t work form this hurried portrait session.
The dancers were real professionals.
The dancers always seemed to fall into elegant compositions.
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.
A delightful man and exciting performer as the Italian Aerialist.
Salvatore takes a great photograph.
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