Monday, December 23, 2013

Pictures of the Year, 2013

[Over 13 days, from December 20-January 2, we will be publishing the best live performance photos or promo shots of the year. We began choosing them by considering the 50 Pictures of the Week we published in 2013. The most difficult decisions involved cutting that down to ten photos and two runners-up. However when it came to deciding Picture of the Year, which we'll reveal January 2, the decision was obvious almost from the moment we originally published the photo. As we show you each photo in this holiday series. we will also share with you what we wrote about it at the time. Enjoy! and help us spread the word about this magnificent art form: performing arts photography!]

OMG! Do you have any idea how rare it is to look at an image bank for a Fringe festival and have a picture jump out at you? Separating itself from the mountains of chaff is this Tisse Mallon shot of Aji Slater of Geek Life, this week at the Victoria Fringe. Mallon has offered the very best, especially within the terms established by an action shot. The movement is caught in full focus, the colours are insanely vivid (with the blue hat making all the red more vibrant) and he has framed/cropped the shot to virtual perfection. Huzzah!

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