Dance of the Infidels
"If you meditate and the Devil comes, make the Devil meditate."
Before we were married, my wife lived in a beautiful loft in SoHo which I got to use many years later for photoshoots. They were inspired by the movements of dance and the desire to explore the nude form in flow.
Some but not all of these images were made with an anamorphic lens designed to be used on a movie theater projector. These lenses were originally meant to stretch a standard movie reel to fit onto the many different screen sizes in small and large theaters around the country. I mounted one onto the front of a standard Nikon lens to be able to bend and distort the shapes. What happened next was an altered vocabulary of human form. There was always light shimmering, there would always be a jazz soundtrack playing. Most of my dancers seemed unfazed by the second soundtrack which was often my shrieking about how amazing everything looked on the ground glass.
Images were recorded on transparency (slide) film with motor driven cameras.