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I don't normally photograph people - they move around to much, and they just don't catch my interest as much as landscapes or wildlife. But occasionally something just catches my eye, like this girl fire-dancing in Seattle at an Intel event last October. It wasn't the usual torch or poi dance, instead she was using a pair of sculpted metal frames to hold several burning torches.

Illuminated by her flames, in the dark, she stopped moving for a moment, enough time to fire off the shutter and capture a simple portrait.


The torches were like extensions of her hands, reaching out into the night, while she was lost in her movement and the fire.

Lifting The Tongues

Fremont, Washington
October 2011


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Dec. 5th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
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