For two decades Chris Nash has been in demand by those who want to have their movement caught by someone who knows when ‘that’ perfect still is. He has been catching ‘key choreographic moments’ for dancers from varying disciplines and currently has his work on display at the V&A in London under the title of ‘Flash of Light’.
Chris Nash’s Dance Photography
His work has received awards, used as promotional tools that can be found in and on many formats including billboards and continues to fascinate his followers. He produces work that ranges from the evocative to the provocative and all that is in between and this variety can be seen at his current exhibition at the V&A in London.
The retrospect that is currently delighting the crowds showcases works that display his skills of light and composition and include performers, Javier de Frutos and Matthew Bourne, and works from established companies like Rambert Dance Company and display his ability to show beauty within dance but also his flair at communication and suggestion through photography.
One of the most suggestive pieces leans more towards art photography and involves Javier De Frutos, as seen below:
Images that use less aggressive means of communication unveil a more simplistic beauty and can be found in many of the images displayed, including the one below, which still involves the use of other materials to enhance the visual experience. The powder echoes the both the power of the elevation and also the weightlessness that Nash has captured.
Shots that are not included in the exhibition but still pack a punch and reveal more into the photographers creative process, his use of the body in space and his relationship with lighting.
The exhibition that is currently on display will expand as it hits the road and tours the U.K throughout 2011. For more information on about the exhibition and Chris Nash, Click here.
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Written by Ben Taylor
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