Doug De La Matter

A Little Light Music

These pictures were taken from images projected on large LED screens beside the stage at a Montreal Jazz Festival concert. While the audience saw full-colour pictures, my camera recorded at a faster shutter-speed, scenes in which only a few lights defined the shape, expression and energy of the musicians. The images here have not been manipulated except to enhance the presentation of the scenes that the camera captured. I find it fascinating that our brains need so little information to synthesize a picture. Some are amazing studies of "negative space" while others have light patterns that communicate more about the moment than would a detailed photograph taken from real life.

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