Space & Time

Getting many different elements of a photograph to work together at the same time is usually very difficult …. or some would say lucky, but in this case I was very pleased with the final result. Shooting in Siem Reap, Cambodia to prepare a story about orphans I had the opportunity to shoot inside the Sunrise Orphanage to capture aspects of the rehabilitation of many of these unfortunate orphans with classes in Khmer, dance, arts, computer, music, etc. This shot was taken during a dance class and I like this photo for many reasons. It captured my intended storyline, the 3 girls are neatly and geometrically arranged in a triangle, the eye contact of the two girls at the rear showing their concentration is perfect, the beautiful reflections of the two girl in the shiny floor tiles and the purposely out of focus foreground girl in her dance pose acts as an anchor point.
When it comes down to it, it’s all about time and space to capture these elements in the optimum location or space at the precise time.

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