The white background really makes this colorful photo pop. I loved this series of images of this precious tap dancer – the oversized hat, and those curls reminding me of Shirley Temple. Just cute! I hope your recitals are all going well this year. Do you have photos taken before or after your performance?
Jolene Toland’s efforts to preserve memories through photography has expanded into a full fledge hobby. In fact, on any given day she, her friends, and/or family head off on photo safaris. Jolene has won several first, second, and third place awards at both local and state levels. The subject of most of her dance photography has been her own daughter but dance has always been a passion of Jolene’s. She says, “I love dancing and have had the privilege of watching my own daughter grow and learn through dance. It is her emotional outlet and way of expressing the poetry that is in her to the world.”
In 1999 he published a duo-tone series of his three sons which remains his most honored work. Since then he has published more than seven photography collections. Exhibitions of his work, including The Beauty of Ballet have toured throughout The Netherlands.
I was so wowed by this image when I saw it appear in the Sunday Snapshot pool. The distal reach of the dancer’s arms create a striking diagonal and, of course, the musculature of a dancer’s back is always an absorbing feature. I was very taken by the angular shape of the body and play of shadow and light, and I thought you would be too. About the Photographer: Dave Wood is a part-time photographer from Denver, Colorado. His primary focus is on black and white images of the nude human form.