May Meng  

Dancing Alone by May Meng

January 2020 - Dancing Alone

About the Image(s)

Title: Dancing Alone
F18 T1' Canon 5D mark 4
Post production: color warmer.

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5 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
May, this is a very interesting image. What were your camera settings? What lens did you use? How did you achieve the multiple images, long exposure, merging,? What was your artistic goal?   Posted: 01/09/2020 07:49:54

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
If the image is titled, "Dancing Alone" and there are two human forms, then is the implication that the person is dancing with a reflection of themselves? The motion blur of their arms look like wings of a bird or an angel.   Posted: 01/21/2020 11:22:40

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi May....I agree with the comments above and would love to know the answers to the questions. I do like your image although the completely blown out area is a bit distracting. There seem to be quite a few human forms, is that correct? The colour palette particularly appeals.   Posted: 01/21/2020 16:13:07

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi May, Good art is often quite ambiguous. I perceive that you like to raise questions visually that allow each viewer their own interpretation. The legs in the bottom half are the only parts that say 'human' to me. The rest is motion of forms that could be animalist or sub-microscopic. The iage is not a clear communication but one in which we think that we see something that we recall from life experience. While most of Group 79's photographers work in abstract ambiguity sometimes, you seem to go the farthest.
Karl   Posted: 01/25/2020 14:26:24

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Well, I agree with the above comments. My add to them: Maybe change the title? Something like "Letting go," or "Reaching for heaven"?   Posted: 01/27/2020 20:27:01