I am lucky enough to be working in a job I truly enjoy doing, and one of the coolest things I have got to do so far is phone other dance lovers around the world. I have now spoken to people in Hungary, Italy, New York, Ottawa, Seoul, Sao Paulo… the list goes on.
A few weeks ago, whilst in the midst of doing about twelve other things simultaneously, I picked up the phone at about 4.30 pm, and phoned through to a jovial sounding seventy-year-old man in Los Angeles, who just so happens to be a lover and photographer of dance. Joe Lambie was extremely generous and engaging in our brief half-hour chat across the pond, so I tried not to tamper with his words too much – I let his voice ring through, as much as is possible through the written word.
I really love the way Joe talks about trying to capture the ecstatic abandon that dancers experience when they dance. I can imagine in my every muscle, nerve and sinew what that feels like and I can often see it breaking loose on stage, yet Joe Lambie’s photos capture in a moment what is difficult to describe to any non-dancer. Just take a look and see for yourself!
Click the link in the title to read the article and view a select few of Joe’s brilliant photographs.