NYC 04: Handball Silhouttes

Chinatown, Manhattan. 7/16/06.

©2006 Rash Photo
Challenges can sometimes reveal the beauty in an otherwise ordinary experience. Capturing images of handball players against a brightly lit wall made it almost impossible to pull detail and emotion in the participant's faces from the deep cast shadows. However, I realized the shapes created by the player's out-stretched bodies were the real objects of beauty. Graceful and continuously changing forms unraveled with each new serve. The challenge became preserving moments of overlapping boides and dance-like gestures, and lighting was given back to nature. The handball players had no idea what beautiful shapes their bodies created, as their arms and legs worked to grasp for the ball.