Carson Zullinger

"Dancers" (after Degas) at the Delaware Contemporary

I started working on this project at least 2 years ago. We saw "The Dancers" by Degas at the NGA. I started thinking about how to interpret his composition in a new way. I worked with Anoush Anou for a day to develop a series of long exposures to mimic the dance positions in the painting. The original plan was to exhibit multiple layers as positives, but after building a maquette, I realized that negatives worked better. In May Anoush Anou returned, and we worked on a video using the same poses, which I put into a 4 minute slo -mo loop. Each panel is 8 by 12 feet, It was a major undertaking to design, print, rig, and install. If you are in Delaware stop by this July to see it.Dancers 3615 copy

The Gardens at Big Bend

This is an image from a day working with Anoush Anou in the fall of 2014. We were shooting at the beautiful gardens of Frolic Weymouth's home on the Brandywine. I recently revisited the images from that day and came across this. It captures the magic and peace of the space. emma 9586