Sunday, August 30, 2009

Holgadroid on Mason's Island

Here's a few Holgadroid images from a sunny day on Mason's Island...
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cirque USA performance!

Cirque du Soleil is a household name referencing the upper echelon of the magical wonderment that is Circus performance potential. It's the weird, the tranforming, the bendy, the dancey, the double-jointed, the sensual all-encompassing experience of telling a story with one's body. And now you can access the magic for your own personal event through a troop known as Cirque USA. I had the immense privilege of photographing Cirque USA at Daren and Gopaul's wedding in Ogunquit, Maine earlier this season. The happy couple had booked Cirque to perform for their guests as a surprise ending to a fabulous reception. I was hired, along with Michelle Wade of Michelle Wade Photography, by the lighting designer for the event, the infamous Rob Corr of Correlation Productions (corrpros.com) to document the performance. Ummm, did I want to go to Maine to photograph Cirque USA...hmmmm...it's a toss up: washing my hair or using my camera to bear witness to one of the coolest performances ever. Ever. Did I say ever? Uh, yeah. No brainer. So, trek to Maine I did, and amazing photos I took. Here's some for your hungry eyes to feast on.

The lighting starts out in the umbrella garden, where you will soon see some Cirque performers hanging out.
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Quickly moving onto getting ready...
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Knocking on the reception hall's windows to let the guests know that they should be coming down to the circus tent on the great lawn for something special...
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Balancing on her tongue. Yes, she is.
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And Rob provides a seat for the stiltwalkers, who we affectionately called Chicks on Sticks.
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