Dance with The Devil.

As I continue my photographers journey – I have the current good fortune to work with Sam Jayne Simpson a unique artist and lover of music and dance. Read on as I introduce you to our current project.

 

Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
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I had noticed the Artist around for a long time in Blackpool. I had noticed her getting “lost in music”.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
Dance Studies by Sam Jayne Simpson.
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As I lured the Artist under the pier and asked her to stand in the sunshine and yes, you guessed it. Get lost in music.
The Artist naturally dances towards the warmth.
The Italian Steps on Blackpool sea front – a natural place to dance.
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The Artist dances to the sea as the ocean dances back.
Blackpool tower gazes on.
Dancing to my own beat.

Dance with The Devil is a classic house music track circa 1987/88 – that’s a pretty old record now. Do people even call music tracks records now? The reason I ask is because I have been collaborating with a amazing Blackpool based figurative artist: Sam Jayne Simpson https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Simpson-Art/1559607450973781  Phil-Winstons-TheatreWorks/102117523184811.

We are working towards an exhibition in July to showcase some of the images we have created.

Sam’s background is a pure love of music and with her background in Fine Art she combines the two for strong visual pieces demonstrating power, movement and the human form.

I discussed with Sam how her images tap into her psyche, what is she communicating to us? I sometimes think that dance, music, art, theatre, film and I am going to throw in skateboarding too can be compared to Zen like experiences – you know? Being lost in the moment – that is when we discover our true self.

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jillreidy

Amongst other things, I am a collector, a hoarder, a messy person.  A very, very, very messy person.  I know this because my husband tells me regularly, whilst he’s following me around, picking up shoes, underwear, banana skins, orange peel, dirty cups, scraps of paper, lids off pens……I know this but I never really think about it.

I’m an artist and a photographer, so I notice things all the time: the way the light falls, the colour of a shirt or a fence panel, a handsome profile, the shadow made by a chair leg. Details, so many details.  When I’m out, cameras banging against my body, finger poised over the shutter, my eyes are constantly flickering from side to side, finding the unusual, the odd angle, the strange activity.  Indoors, I notice the way the shadows fall, how the sunset reflects on my wooden desk, my grandson’s mouth as he tells me a…

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