Monday, November 10, 2003

I photographed Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble last week at San Francisco State University.

In the last three years, I wondered how to photograph the music of the kulintang. It seemed to me that the static/focused photographs just did not capture the spirit and the movement of many of the songs that I knew and heard. In this series of photographs, I have tried to capture the feeling and the emotion of the music. Some of the photos are long-exposure shots that capture the movement of the songs as they are played.

For those who are interested: Nikon F3HP, Tokina 80-200 f2.8 lens, Fujicolor 800 film. Exposures from 1/4 sec to 8 seconds. F-stops from f2.8 to f8.

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