light dance origins
A night with campfire
Me and some people spent a night at a pirate camp in Poland, near Usedom.
As I watched the campfire, as always drawn to the flickering flames, I picked up the camera, wondering how it would catch the flame.
Then I moved the camera while taking the shot.
Intrigued by the results with the flames, I went looking for other light sources.
And found it wound around a lonely pole.
This was my first encounter with fairy lights in connection with playing with light.
Two weeks later, I went to the Berlin Festival of Lights.
Some intriguing pictures are the result of that tour.
And yet, it was the fairy lights that kept popping up in my mind.
I wanted to experiment with them again, and kept on the lookout for them.
At some point I decided to simply buy myself a set of fairy lights and play with them at home.
But in March 2011, I did my first experiments. Only with red this time.
After my first steps, I became interested in the interaction between my face and the lights. And later my body and the lights.
And then I began to dance with the lights /:-), drunk with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Despite loving the light dance results, it took almost three months, before I picked up the fairy lights again, and danced again. This time several nights.