Leaping toward the light
Posted by Kevin Fujii
JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES
In a rare circumstance, photojournalist John Lok is visible in his own picture. His light set up also plays a part in this photo.
As an editor, I would be apprehensive about publishing this image. Light areas of a photo draw attention and the photographer in the picture offer too much distraction.
But the more I looked at and thought about the subject, it made sense to use this active portrait.
The subject has been under the lights and in front of audiences for 25 years as a professional dancer. Ariana leaps toward the light as the lone spectator quietly captures her long career.
To Ariana, merde and thank you.