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Arabesque

Dance por­traits printed on silk

Arabesque - dance portrait with elena saorin - by emma bailey photographer bpf 12 2

Arabesque’ is a grace­ful posi­tion in dance. In an ongo­ing project, I have

col­lab­o­rated with dancers Elena Saorin and Leo Brizad to cre­ate a series of images
explor­ing motion. My back­ground in film­mak­ing has drawn my atten­tion to the way
dif­fer­ent medi­ums inter­pret light. I have devel­oped a visual lan­guage that
encom­passes multi dis­ci­pli­nary philoso­phies. I look to the work of such artists as
Degas, Vit­to­rio Storaro, Car­avag­gio, Pina Bausch and the Impres­sion­ists; draw­ing
inspi­ra­tion from their empha­sis on cap­tur­ing light and move­ment. I have
exper­i­mented with these ideas fur­ther by print­ing onto fab­ric, as a mem­ber of the
audi­ence you are wel­come to touch the pieces, to become involved in their move­ment.
The agi­ta­tion of the fab­ric raises aware­ness of both the abstract nature of the
image as well as of the tex­ture within it.

 

The Print­ing

Arabesque - dance portrait - with elena saorin by emma bailey photographer - bpf 12 1

Each pho­to­graph is printed onto Silk Habouti by Cameron Gilmartin who I have worked closely with for this exhi­bi­tion. They have exten­sive expe­ri­ence in tra­di­tional and dig­i­tal areas, for both the fash­ion indus­try and home inte­ri­ors.  The fab­ric is pre-coated, dig­i­tally printed then steamed and washed.

 

 

 

The Exhi­bi­tion

Arabesque - dance portrait of elena saorin - by emma bailey photographer bpf 12 3

Arabesque ran for 5 weeks at The Red Room at Naked Tea & Cof­fee Com­pany off of Ship Street in Brighton, until 18th Nov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fes­ti­val

Arabesque - dance portrait of leo brizard - by emma bailey photographer bpf 12 4

Brighton Photo Fringe runs along side Brighton Photo Bien­nial, they offer a great oppor­tu­nity for any lens based artist to exhibit and work together as a com­mu­nity with help and cre­ative sup­port. My exhi­bi­tion is part of over 160 hap­pen­ing in Brighton from Octo­ber to November.

 BPF Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pur­chas­ing a Print

Arabesque - dance portrait of leo brizard - by emma bailey photographer bpf 12 5

Fab­ric Print­ers: Cameron Gilmartincon­tact me here.

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