Lois Greenfield Moving Still

Lois Greenfield

Moving Still

  1. Photographs by Lois Greenfield
  2. Text by William A. Ewing
  • ISBN 9780500518038
  • 30.50 x 25.40 cm
  • Hardback
  • 224pp
  • With over 150 colour illustrations
  • First published 2015

More than 150 breathtaking new images featuring leading contemporary dancers and well-known dance companies by the world’s most accomplished and respected photographer of human motion

‘A fascinating body of work … this is a highly recommended purchase’ – Amateur Photographer
'You are about to discover one of the most fascinating bodies of work around today'– What Digital Camera?
‘Quite breath-taking’– Daily Mail
‘Each page exudes elegance and passion’– Amateur Photographer
‘Superb’– Dancing Times

Lois Greenfield Moving Still

Lois Greenfield’s unique approach to photographing the human form in motion has redefined the genre of dance photography and transcended its limitations. Rather than shooting literal moments from a dance, Greenfield captures split-second movements created specifically for her camera. Her astonishing images of dancers in mid-flight appear to defy all laws of physics, with her performers seeming to levitate and assume incredible sculptural forms.

Moving Still charts Greenfield’s shift to colour photography and from shooting with a film camera to a digital camera. It also illustrates the evolution of her individual style pioneered in her previous books, Breaking Bounds and Airborne.

Greenfield herself, through commentaries on the photographs, offers fascinating insights into her creative process behind the camera and the challenges she faces in shooting these images. The result is an absorbing journey through Greenfield’s work that celebrates not only contemporary dance, but also the transformative power of photography. William A. Ewing contributes an interview with the photographer about her work, as well as an introduction.

William A. Ewing has been an author, lecturer, curator of photography and museum director for more than forty years. He previously collaborated with Lois Greenfield on Breaking Bounds and Airborne, also published by Thames & Hudson.