Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents Ballet & Modern Dancers in Places You Don’t See Them, a new body of photography by Steven Spencer. From the artist: “I am a self-described Street Photographer out in the world photographing my footprint.  Through my lens, I bring to life my most vivid encounters: from squatters in Detroit to local bands in downtown Springfield to the Panama Ballet.  I brought together 220 musicians spanning three generations and photographed them at the Springfield Art Museum for “A Great Day in Springfield”.  I shoot a variety of subjects and in a range of situations from working with the Springfield Dance Alliance to shooting situations that arise in my everyday life.  This project had its own unique set of challenges including photographing at night or in low light conditions.  I find it easier to draw light of darkness rather than drawing the darkness out of light without using a flash or tripod.  I had to experiment a lot. Ballet & Modern Dancers in Places Where You Don’t See Them was the brainchild of my friend Meredith Stewart.  Meredith asked me to collaborate with her on this project to make her vision a reality.  It has been an interesting project.  I have learned a lot about dance and about posing people in unusual situations. Thank you, Meredith!”

 

Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents Ballet & Modern Dancers in Places You Don’t See Them, a new body of photography by Steven Spencer. From the artist: “I am a self-described Street Photographer out in the world photographing my footprint.  Through my lens, I bring to life my most vivid encounters: from squatters in Detroit to local bands in downtown […]