LIMELIGHT & SHADOWS study of The Hippodrome Circus

Exhibition poster for Limelight & Shadows for HIPFest Celebration of Photography Hull.

2018 is Year of the Circus, a celebration of its invention and genius 250 years ago by Philip Astley.

I’ve spent the last two years in a backstage study of the Hippodrome Circus and her performers trying to capture the life behind the smile that the public always sees.
It’s a tough environment where lighting conditions resemble a war zone; great bomb blasts of light followed by utter darkness.

Slideshow and talk 1pm -2pm Sunday 28 October.

This is part of HIPFest – a month long celebration of Photography which takes place every year in Hull.

At the HIPGallery
Creative & Cultural Space 1, Level 1, Princes Quay
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom

For Venue details see: http://hipgallery.co.uk/events/2018-10-28/ Please scroll to the bottom of this link.

Strong men act with Alan Pagnota and Rafael Ferreria who is in a wheel chair.
A backstage photograph at the Hippodrome Circus of a dancer and child.