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November 9, 2010

LA Butoh Session | Isaac Bekker

Filed under: movement — Tags: , , , , — artsychameleon | fotografi @ 12:15 am

Exploring butoh with Isaac Bekker was rejuvenating…




{View Part 2}
Photographer Assistant: {Lathrop Walker}
Location: {Griffith Park}
Gear Bag: {Canon 5D Mark II} {Canon 100m 2.8L Macro} {Canon 28-135mm 3.5-5.6} {Interfit 32-inch Reflector}

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My images are not to be used, copied, edited, or blogged without my written permission.


  1. Wow, powerful and beautiful work Agnes. Very avant-garde indeed! I love the primordial quality of the expression, the spectacular burst of colours and the boldness of your work. I know I am repeating myself but what an incredible talent you have!

    Comment by Gianni — November 9, 2010 @ 1:01 am

  2. These turned out so great! I love the concentrated expression in the close ups contrasting the full body expression in the later ones.

    Comment by lathropw — November 9, 2010 @ 1:18 am

  3. Yes my dear, your talent is beyond words, i adore what you do!!! LOVING the third shot, it is so powerful, reminds me of a Fenix, emerging from the ashes of a spiritual fire. You and Isaac work so well together, congratulations to you both, beautiful work :)

    Comment by azraviolet9 — November 9, 2010 @ 4:41 am

  4. Wow great stuff!!!
    The first one is definitely the one I like the most!
    The face expression and the details on the skin are crazy!
    Great job Agnes!

    Comment by Lilian — November 9, 2010 @ 5:57 am

  5. very powerful and touching at the same time, my fave is the second one, bravo to both of you, brilliant work dear !!!

    Comment by CoolAzerty — November 9, 2010 @ 6:03 am

  6. Oooh…after some reading to gain a little (very little) understanding of butoh, these fluid, powerful images gain new meaning, and an underlying story is brought to life in an entirely unexpected form. Marvelous (do I use that word too much?), challenging work, made to look easy at your hand. Brilliant expression from two exceptionally talented artists. Totally impressed. Favorite? All of them. I think they (and more) need to be seen together, like a story board, since no single image imparts the power of viewing the entire set.

    Comment by Preston — November 9, 2010 @ 6:24 am

  7. Had never heard of this form of movement until now – so having the link to read up on it was extremely helpful. WOW! What bold expression captured here! My Fave is the second one – for the sheer beauty of the ‘reveal’ of his face as the sash begins to loosen. The contrasts between him and that smooth and silky bokeh is beautifully lit with natural light. Beautiful. A close runner-up is the first one because of his engagement in movement and the compositional styling of it. Just Fabulous work!

    Comment by PrayerSpaces — November 9, 2010 @ 7:56 am

  8. Wow. These really evoke a lot of emotion. Great work.

    Comment by Natalie Clayshulte — November 9, 2010 @ 8:14 am

  9. Wow, very powerful & profound pictures, outstanding, love them :)

    Comment by Gorgeous Gav — November 9, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    • Thank yo so much for stopping by :) I hope you enjoyed your visit.

      Comment by artsychameleon | fotografi — November 10, 2010 @ 10:39 am

  10. Wow!!! That’s all I got….just wow!

    Comment by Lisa — November 9, 2010 @ 11:49 am

  11. I love the stillness of #2, the anguish of #3, the struggle of #1, and the recovery of #4. I can’t wait to see Isaac in one of his dance performances, but till then, I think you have wonderfully captured the majesty and grace of a little known dance form here in the states. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Butoh! :)

    Comment by Scott C. Brown — November 9, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  12. omg these are SOOOOOO amazing!!

    Comment by Lisa — November 9, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

  13. Uh! Utterly captivated I am. Ever forward young visionary.

    Comment by Richard Carmen — November 9, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

  14. Wow… brilliant… amazing… captivating!! Love them all!!

    Comment by Simi — November 9, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

  15. I vote for the last two–an Isaac (and an Agnes) I don’t know :-)

    Comment by Jane — November 14, 2010 @ 12:53 am

  16. I love his courage!

    Comment by Lisa LeVan — November 19, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

  17. Hi Agnes,

    Beautiful and intriguing work; the second one is my fave; it’s the expression:-D
    Excellent work my friend :-D

    Comment by Julka 2009 — November 28, 2010 @ 11:20 am

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