Portraits of Music by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Performance over the last half century has often been overshadowed by technological convenience and the accessibility of music everywhere we go. From iPods to elevators, we forget that there are people who have spent their lives dedicated to creating the music surrounding us.
A Movement in 8 Seconds is about capturing the unique qualities of each musician’s method and style of play. Each image in this series is a reflection of a performer enjoying their craft; a blur of movement specific to each artist, their instrument and the music. The portraits are focused moments reflecting the intensity and emotion that is often underrepresented and overshadowed by the mediums with which we choose to experience their talents.
I want to thank the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for working with me to complete this portrait series. Specifically I would like to thank Carol Kehoe for her ongoing support and inviting me to collaborate with the HPO, Neil Spaulding for our talks on stage fright and contemporary cultural consumption, Stephen Pierre for his kindness and his wonderful honey, and Leslie Newman and Erica Goodman for their beautiful performance in our gallery space.
Finally, I’d like to thank Diana Weir. Without her support or persistence this portrait series would still be an idea in my notebook.