toni in the city

by Julia Gotz October. 05, 2007 8910 views

This was the first time that I began with such a particular vision in mind, and actually tried to get reality to correspond with my fantasy. What came out was fundamentally different from what I had imagined.

Part of the difference was technical. I wasn't getting all the factors of light, movement and distance co-ordinated quickly enough. The intensity and oddness of doing something different in public made me distracted. There was so much visual information to process.

I want to keep doing this - having a strong idea to start, and then learning in the process of reaching for it. Toni has a sense of what I want to capture, and we are going to try again in a slightly different setting.

The wonderful part was the unexpected - her ability to relate to sculpture through yoga. The light in commerce court was too flat to fully capture the wonder of it. What she did opened new ideas.

I need to learn to focus in action, with the chaos of life around me. How difficult that has always been for me!

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Mica 13 years, 10 months ago

#11 is an incredibly beautifull image....I really love your work

13 years, 10 months ago Edited
Stormfish 13 years, 11 months ago

yoga is fun! :-)

on the other hand... it's also extremely ridiculous when viewed from a bystander's perspective. i've been doing my yoga since years and always feel so comfortable in my meditative extra world, then when i finally switch out of it and come back to ordinary reality, i feel a bit ashamed.

this series doesn't reflect anything about that, but hey... doing it in public gives the whole thing a spin towards nonsense... ;-)

n.b.: *to be deleted*

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Costanza Maremmi 13 years, 11 months ago

fantastic set. beautiful light

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mhannah55 13 years, 11 months ago

i love number 5 and 8. this is a great set and idea. keep your eye on the shutter speed...it needs to be high enough...increase your ISO if you need to. also try panning with the object and shoot a lot!!

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Reeta_Beeta 13 years, 11 months ago

#5 is amazing!

Do you know how incredibly hard the pose in # 13 is?????
That was always my goal... not there yet.

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eddied125 13 years, 11 months ago

Very nice Julia, I thought they were all great shots, nice to have a friend like you do that will share with you the goals your trying to achieve. I don't really follow what it is you think your lacking, as they all came out good in my eyes......

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Michel Beroard 13 years, 11 months ago

beautiful. Nice girl.

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 13 years, 11 months ago

Magical!

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kayya Macuch 13 years, 11 months ago

i love all your photos of Toni. she`s wondeful and you are a wonderful photographer

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 11 months ago

Great serie! Perfect takes; marvellous lighting and colours. Very good B&W Works! Pics number four, fourteen and fifteen -the last one- have added into my favorites. Thanks for sharing. Your work´s wonderful!

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Carley 13 years, 11 months ago

I agree with Estel.....This is a lovely set. I find it amazing that no one seems to be paying any attention to her and what she is doing!

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Luucha 13 years, 11 months ago

nice set!!

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Soyam 13 years, 11 months ago

i love all of them...

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 13 years, 11 months ago

..no doubt you will get what you want...I like the whole series, especially the ones with the sculpture.

13 years, 11 months ago Edited
Emme Tan 13 years, 11 months ago

i like no 5

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