Celebrating Traditional Dance & Three Years with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe!

Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

The latest edition of The Southern Ute Drum hit stands today, with coverage of almost a half dozen cultural performances in celebration of Native American Heritage Month as recognized in the State of Colorado.

This image of a young dancer named Greg was immediately one of my favorites, but I ultimately chose another equally striking image that conveyed the sense of place and action more effectively. See the front page lead into our photo spread.

Still, I keep coming back to this image for it’s composition, and the angle of the feathered bustle, as the dancer turns, catching a nice profile. This is conversely a fairly tight shot, which works to eliminate distraction from the background in this school auditorium. I used a few post production tools in Lightroom3 to make the dancer pop.

In short I think this is a rather quite image, that still captures the motion and vibrancy of the Fancy Feather Dancer in his regalia.

To view the DRUM online click HERE.

December 2nd marks three years for me as staff photographer for the Southern Ute Drum, with a new website in the making, record sizes in the bi-weekly print edition and a great lineup of stories and project ideas…2012 promises to be one of our most exciting years!

Cheers, Jeremy


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