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by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here

"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
Global Warming - the debate

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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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Easy To Love

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Just went over this set to see what might fit a requirement for jive dancing I was given. Thought I'd share one that definitely won't be used in the mag.

It's from Easy to Love, part of Yolande Yorke Edgell's production at Sadler's Wells last year. I went because we were told that Anton du Beke would be appearing. This was his first contemporary choreography. He didn't show so I didn't get paid.

More Felipe

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I was going to post some of the shots I took last weekend, but decided on these for all kinds of reasons.

Falling Angel

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'Not so much falling as sauntering gently downwards' Terry Pratchett

Did I tell you I love my job?

not so long ago.. @Unityukay

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I'd be processing images into the early hours so that I could share my photos with the moblog community. Nowadays I process images into the early hours so that I can get them into an article on time or on the news services.

It's all due to you!

Thank you moblog and mobloggers everywhere

This shot from the last part of last night's Collabo curated by Tony Adigun at East London Dance. A collaboration between Methods of Movement, Boadicea and Unity. What a great night :D

More Collabo stuff will go in

Competition Launch: Dance Photographer of the Year

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I am thrilled to be able to invite you to the launch of the first ever Dance Photographer of the Year. Four years in the making, this competition will be launched with a special event at Calumet, on Thursday 25th April between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

Come to find out more about the fantastic international dance travel prizes and huge national exposure our winners will gain. We’re a non-profit company planning to generate funds from this open competition to help less advantaged people discover the joys of dance and dance photography. Our website will be launched on the same day.

Come to find out more or just for a drink and to support me!

Like Dance Photographer Of The Year to find out more and RSVP there too please (or DM me) as space is limited

Zipworld - Largest Zipline in the Northern Hemisphere

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Fastest speed so far 115mph, 49 short of a mile. Brilliant fun.
In North Wales.
I was there today

Poppin' Pete, BoxPark, A first year :)

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It's a year since I started my blog and it seems to be going well, although it's nice not to feel obliged to try and make daily posts any more.
I've decided to take Easter easy, so am doing the minimum of work anyway but when this guy came over from the US I had to cover it

(I took these waiting for it to open)

Alegrias at Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival #dance #photography

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This is Olga Pericet in last night's Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia production.

Review (& other image) at

Lots more images at