The Project Documentation Portfolio includes examples of projects and events I have been commissioned to document or been involved with. None of the shots are staged they are purely observational and capture the essence of the project or event
”The visual artist and photographer Frances Anderson is a friend of Grand Gestures, and regularly takes photographs and films them. Her most recent body of print and photography based work is called ‘Immersion’; it captures the world of the sea from inside, from the perspective of one who swims in it daily. In the Grand Gestures context she also immerses herself, working rather like both a dancer and an ethnographer, inhabiting the spatial and kinaesthetic world of the dances and photographing them from ‘inside’. She demonstrates kinaesthetic empathy in the taking of photographs (as well as film,). These photographs of Grand Gestures offer a range of images that illustrate visually the connectedness of the dancers even when they are all doing different things. The taking of photographs from this ‘immersed’ perspective may invite the viewer of the photography, seeing through her eyes, to sense the kinaesthetic empathy of the dancers and photographer and view the image from that somatically aware perspective.” Winter, Trish (2015) Grand Gestures: A Somatic Ethnography.