Said Harper, “She glowed in this field behind her. And I could photograph her and have two or three minutes of her hanging there by her mouth.
Santa Rosa, Calif. (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Think Tank Photo today released the fourth in its “About A Photograph™” video series. In it, photojournalist/artist/author Acey Harper narrates the events behind his vivid image of acrobatic performer Morgaine Rosenthal held aloft on a truck crane only by her mouth. The video can be found at http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/
Said Harper, “She glowed in this field behind her. And I could photograph her and have two or three minutes of her hanging there by her mouth.”
In Harper’s new book Private Acts: The Acrobat Sublime, photography collides with gravity-defying acts in this sensual and mesmerizing collection of photographs that capture the explosive energy and beauty of bodies. In this extraordinary suite of images, the energy and beauty of nude female and male bodies-devoid of costumes, greasepaint, stage sets, and lighting-are photographed stripped bare (figuratively and literally), revealing the acrobats’ art, craft, and emotions. The beautiful, well-trained, and highly flexible bodies are captured in settings from the natural (beaches in the Marin Headlands, forests in Vermont, the Black Rock Desert) to the gritty urban (a New Jersey steel mill, San Francisco streets, the New York subway).
Think Tank Photo’s “About a Photograph™ video series features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their images that captured global attention. Each short video focuses on the forces that led up to that perfect moment in time when subject, story, setting, equipment, and photographer converged.
“About A Photograph” is being produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo’s co-founders and award-winning photojournalists. The video series will feature current as well as classic and historic photographs that span a range of styles, including documentary/photojournalistic, fine art, nature/environment, sports, and politics.
About Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” we prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. We design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently.