Veils and Ropes
Bobby was moving slowly through my studio, and as I was photographing her, she grabbed a bouquet of flowers and it became the subject and focus of the dance, “Offering”.
I wanted to express the ephemeral passages of movement by etching the images in metal. I exposed my films to light sensitive photo emulsions on copper plates, and hand printed them on my etching press.
I also used a Nikon camera with a lens F3 to capture the Butoh performances of artists through the windows of a store on 42nd street in Manhattan.
The ropes in Bobby’s performing Butoh were to introduce the issues of bondage, limitations and passages we experience in life.