Archive for the ‘Studio’ Category

Super Josh & his kryptonite

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Super Josh

Super Josh

Josh was one of my earliest fearless jumping extraordinaires. And he is now a proud new daddy. Check out this awesome video he made of his million dollar baby. Congratulations, Josh & Val! She is a lucky little girl to be born to such talented, fun, and loving parents.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Jeanine floats peacefully in a green princess dress

"Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land." —Kit Williams

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Well, hello there

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Dancer Wendy reflected

It's been awhile, hasn't it?

I’m not sure how it’s been almost two months since I last shared a photograph. Okay, that’s not entirely true, I have a pretty good idea: I’ve been spending an awful lot of time outdoors since mid-fall when San Francisco became its beautifully crisp Indian Summer self. I enjoyed as many gorgeous sunsets as I could before Daylight Savings returned, hopped on my new bicycle to get some wind in my hair, started running and punching and kicking things before the sun made its daily appearance, volunteered with SFJazz and TEDxSF, and found myself dancing onstage for the first time in three years. If there were a petition for a 34-hour day, I’d be the first to sign.

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Grounded

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Dancer Wendy arches back on just the tops of her feet.

What goes up, must start down.

Great freedom is possible when your feet are firmly planted on the floor. Perhaps this sounds funny coming from me, the photographer who takes so many mid-air images. Yet, being grounded is the unseen crucial ingredient of compelling jumpology. To defy gravity is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to jump photography, it’s actually taking advantage of gravity that allows us to soar. Many thanks to Billy Siegenfeld and the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project for teaching me this many years ago.

“It is the ground not the air that the human body instinctively moves toward when it makes rhythmic accents.” –Billy Siegenfeld, Jump Rhythm® Technique

 

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Way to go, Elyssa!

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Junior Nationals volleyball star Elyssa

2011 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championship Top Ten Team Player

Elyssa jumps with guitar and volleyball

Elyssa, pre-teen jumping wonder

Elyssa and her volleyball team just placed 6th at the 2011 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships after 9 games in 4 days in Atlanta. What an amazing ride! Congratulations!!!

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Swoosh! Boing! Splat!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Triptych of Ben and the green bouncy ball

Swoosh! Boing! Splat!

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Hmm, is it time for a diaper change?

Friday, April 15th, 2011
Charles does a plange while checking his newborn's diaper.

Diaper Planche

Julia and Charles jump above newborn son

In my world, babies dream of jumping.

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Sneak Peek: Party of Five

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Family of five jumping

The family that jumps together stays together

Getting five people in the air at the same time is not easy, but you’d never guess that if your first time trying was with this delightful family. More to come!

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The Fox and the Scare

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Woman in skirt and high-heeled boots jumping in fear from man on kangaroo stilts

The Fox and the Scare

Title inspiration from Kim Sykes on my Facebook Title/Caption Contest. Thanks, Kim, and all the others who submitted entries. I will definitely do another contest soon. There were some really great ideas that got me thinking in different ways!

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Julia Poppins

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

My good friend, the lovely Julia, 15 days ago, just 10 days before the arrival of her firstborn son. Congratulations, Julia and Charles!

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