Flamenco performed in a small club off the square at night. A combination of filters and textures was used in the processing.
A compilation of layers of texture with combinations of HDR techniques and posterization was used to convey the fire of the Flamenco. This photo is one of a series.
The Flamenco is pure theater; the dancers intertwine, their movements and postures both intimate and dramatic. Filtering techniques with HDR, posterization and layers of textures are used to enhance the gypsy-like flair of the movements captured in a single moment.
Number IV in the Flamenco Series. Whenever I visit southern Spain, I visit small penas (clubs) and cabarets that feature flamenco music and dancing. With its controlled movements and energy, the form fitting costumes, flamenco is fascinating to the artist and a never ending source of inspiration.
The Flamenco Series celebrates the genre of music, song and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. The genre is a blend of the Andalusian and Romani music styles and is recognized by its unmistakable rhythmic patterns and tones. Flamenco performances can be found in simple concert halls and small cabarets, as well as in penas in small towns.
As for the costumes, they can be found in Seville, the capitol of flamenco, where many designers of the beautiful dresses, shawls, fans and hair pieces can be found in little shops as well as department stores.
This photo was first manipulated, then built up with layers of textures on the background to highlight the dancer in the foreground.