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January Hafla I – April

Jan 30, 2019

This is the second Hafla I’ve shot at the Opera House – it’s getting to the point where there’s not enough room in the Black Box. Here’s hoping they can move upstairs in the future. I've gotten shots of April Monique (her dance name) in the past that I’ve liked. And nothing new along the standard lines emerged from this Hafla shoot. So I zoomed and zeroed in on a couple of closeups that I really like. The first, above, is a horizontal cut from a full vertical (with audience heads blocking the bottom half). A little study in form and contrast. The second shot is, again, a crop from the original exposure. As soon as I realized that I’d caught April’s great asset, her eyes, like that, I knew I had to reduce it to a portrait, one of my favorites – I can’t wait to print this one up. Hard to believe this was shot while she was dancing. I should have at least one more image from the Hafla by Friday.

These are posted in the January Hafla album on the Havre de Grace Street page, where they appear larger and are downloadable.