by Bill Hebert, BHPhotos.net for The Dance Journal
So I was thinking to myself how do I follow up the first issue of my photo column, what image should I choose? I decided to go back to the beginning and give a quick glimpse to where it all started.
It all started with this all female hip hop dance company, Montazh. The image above was taken in 2003 and was the very first performance I had photographed at Temple University’s Conwell Dance Theater. It was a show titled: Testimony: an evening of Afro-modern choreography by Charles O. Anderson and was a piece that he had set on the company titled “Staking Claim” if I remember correctly.
If you notice the image looks a little grainy and was actually shot on black and white 3200 speed film way before digital camera’s became all the rage. Digital photography does make what I do so much easier but there is something about film, specifically black and white film that I still love to this day. It’s as if the image has an essence, a soul all it’s own.
To this day this is still one of my favorite images. Beauty, strength and grace all brought together in a single moment, suspended in time and etched on a frame of film.
Have any questions/comments about the moments chosen thus far or how I choose those moments? Drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts.
- The Dancing Monks of Assam - April 18, 2018
- In the studio with Darrell Grand Moultrie - February 4, 2018
- Bill Hebert’s Philly Holiday Sampler - December 17, 2017
- BalletX presents Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay - December 1, 2017
- Temple University Student Concert, Fall 2017 - November 12, 2017
- Temple University Alumni Concert - October 8, 2017
- DUENDE – Break My Echo at FringeArts 2017 - September 13, 2017
- A photo Review of BalletX Summer Series 2017 - July 14, 2017
- Behind The Lens with Pasión y Arte at The Barnes Foundation - June 7, 2017
- Sneak Peak at BalletX Spring Series 2017 - May 3, 2017