With five stock images and a few hours in photoshop hopefully I have something that represents the dark beauty of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”
Stravinsky’s avant-garde 1913 ballet score sparked a riot in the theatre on its Paris premiere. This famously controversial work, full of savage force and fiery beauty is summed up in Stravinsky’s own description of his inspiration: “I had a fleeting vision that came to me as a complete surprise … I saw in imagination a solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a circle, watching a young girl dance herself to death. They were sacrificing her to propitiate the god of spring”.
This is one image from the 2015 Season seres for which Insight has been made a finalist for in this years Best Awards.
It was one of my last jobs at Insight. The budget was pretty tight so I was forced to create this using a bunch of stock shots but I think it still does the sprit of the ANZACs justice.
I have seen it in a few dodgy crops etc in various media recently (outside the control of Insight/NZSO) so I thought this might be a nice opportunity to show it how it was originally conceived to be used.
It was a real honour working with the NZSO as the rehearsed for the upcoming tour – they allowed us to get incredibly close onstage with a total of 17 cameras for 4 separate takes over 2 days. Needless to say post production was a mish!